THE SECRET ORIGIN OF GOOD READERS
@ Comic-Con International on SundayJuly 23, 2006
The Secret Origin of Good ReadersThe original lineup returns with special guests for this 6th edition of The Secret Origin of Good Readers panel, featuring Dr. Robyn A. Hill (National University, San Diego), Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics, Salt Lake City), Mike Carlin (Senior Editor, DC Universe) and Frank Beddor (Creator/Author/Producer, The Looking Glass Wars). The panelists will discuss how teachers, librarians, retailers, and publishers can work together to bring comic books into the classroom for use as an innovative and motivating cross-curricular teaching tool and a vehicle for promoting reading and literacy. Through a multimedia presentation, personal remarks, and a question-and-answer session, the speakers will present an overview of the medium and highlight specific ways that comic books and graphic novels have been used to engage a variety of learners. Breakout sessions will follow the main presentation. The 60+ page resource book The Secret Origin of Good Readers is available for free download at www.night-flight.com/secretorigin/index.html courtesy of XMission.
SECRET ORIGIN BREAKOUTS
SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2006
1:30-2:30pm The Secret Origin of Good Readers BreakoutsThis year's Secret Origin of Good Readers program offers an extended opportunity for attendees to learn and network through select breakout sessions following the main presentation. Participants will be able to choose from several options, including "Using Comic Book Concepts in the Classroom" facilitated by Dr. Robyn A. Hill (National University); "Promoting Diversity with the Scrapyard Detectives" with Bill Galvan (Creator/Artist) and Jesse Leon McCann (Noted Children's Author); "Comics & Graphic Novels Collections in Schools and Libraries" with Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics) and Nancy McCann (Comics Unlimited); and "The Books/Comics/Graphic Novels/Movie Connection" with Frank Beddor (Creator/Author/Producer, The Looking Glass Wars).
Secret Origin of Good Readers panel at Comic-Con 2003
featured great interaction between the panel and the attendees.
Robyn A. Hill, Ph.D.
The updated 2004 version of the SECRET ORIGIN OF GOOD READERS resource book is now available.
Please scroll down to the orange DC Comics image (as seen above) to download your free copy.
Mike Carlin & Mimi Cruz on the 2003 SOGR panel in San Diego.
A copy of THE SECRET ORIGIN OF GOOD READERS: A Resource Book
the 2004 updated version is available in PDF form.
The file is at least 9 MB and will take approx. 45 minutes or more if you are using a dial-up.
Click the image directly above to download and print your own copy.