Faculty Publications & Research

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Conference Paper/Presentation


Presented at the 22nd Annual IAGC Convention.

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Creative Writing, Graphic Novels, Theater, Visual Arts, Acting, Writing, Gifted, STEAM, Teaching Materials


Creative Writing | Fine Arts | Graphic Design | Theatre and Performance Studies | Visual Studies


The following is a collection of teaching documents, including classroom activities and assignment prompts, used in the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy’s Graphic Novels, Creative Writing, and Modern Theater classes. These materials are easily included in courses with broader topical focuses, however, either as single-day activities or units of study. The specific materials included here are especially beneficial as means of encouraging student creativity, building up a variety of communication skills, rewarding experimental work, and providing new outlets for critical thinking and social-emotional development.



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