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Saturday, February 23 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
The Cartoon Curriculum: Using Humor for Engagement and to Develop Critical Thinking

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This session presents strategies for teaching literary concepts required by the CCST and crucial to students’ facility in literary study. Using cartoons from wide sources as The New Yorker, Calvin and Hobbs, The Far Side, and other sources, this session will demonstrate that cartoon reading and interpretation promotes critical thinking by making conscious students’ prior knowledge, and by providing a concrete connection to abstract literary terms as well as to the Depth and Complexity icons.


Sandy Robertson

Differentiation Specialist, Santa Barbara Unified School District
Sandy Robertson has been a classroom teacher in grades 7-12 for 38 years, a Literacy Coach, and a Differentation Specialist. She is a member of the South Coast Writing Project and the Universisty of California, Santa Barbara, and was an original member of the Early Adolescence English... Read More →

Saturday February 23, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Pasadena Room

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