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Unicorns vs. Goblins

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts

Students will read Unicorn vs. Goblins and look for interesting or unfamiliar adjectives. Students will also analyze special lettering in the text that creates emphasis or context for particular words. Students will then complete an activity demonstrating an understanding of each word’s meaning and how visual presentation in comics’ fonts affects tone.

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Unicorns on a Roll: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts

Students read Unicorn on a Roll and make notes about their personal reactions to and connections with the text. In small groups, students discuss the book and their notes and questions about it. Working together, groups write a complex, text-based question about the book, and then answer each other’s questions using text evidence.

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Grade Levels: 3-7
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts

Students will read Phoebe and Her Unicorn and then will make some magic of their own through writing exercises and vocabulary-building activities.

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Zen Pencils: Inspirational Quotes for Kids

Grade Levels: 6 and up
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Art

Each Zen Pencils comic can spark a new attitude or help students see themselves in a different light. Let this book inspire deep conversations in your classroom, build your classroom community, and help students express their emotions—and watch for the many teachable moments that will arise.

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Zen Pencils: Dream the Impossible Dream

Grade Levels: 6 and up
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Art

This guide provides discussion questions and activities to help students analyze the comics in Zen Pencils, think about how the topics apply to their lives, and then discuss, write, and draw about what they are thinking.

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Zen Pencils: Inspirational Quotes for Kids

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Art

Each Zen Pencils comic can spark a new attitude or help students see themselves in a different light. Let this book inspire deep conversations in your classroom, build your classroom community, and help students express their emotions—and watch for the many teachable moments that will arise.

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Mighty Alice Goes Round and Round

Grade Levels: 2-6
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Art

Alice Otterloop and her family (brother Petey, Mom, and Dad) live in the cookie-cutter suburbs not far from the interstate. Alice attends preschool where she and her friends Beni and Dill make life interesting for Miss Bliss, their teacher. This comic book portrays their day-to-day life as it unfolds with simple joys, tiny infractions and laughable moments.

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Desmond Pucket and the Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors

Grade Levels: 3-5
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Students will read Desmond Pucket and the Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors and identify and analyze visual text features such as maps, lists, and diagrams. Using what they have learned, students will write short narratives containing visual text features.

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Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters: English Language Arts

Grade Levels: 3-7
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts

Students will read Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters and complete the related activities.

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Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters: Science

Grade Levels: 3-7
Curriculum Connections: Science

Students will read Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters and complete the related activities.

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