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Sunday, March 27 • 11:00am - 11:45am
The Cartoon Curriculum: Using Humor to Teach Critical Thinking

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This interactive session presents strategies for teaching the icons of depth and complexity and literary concepts required by the CCSS as well as for the development of critical thinking skills. Using cartoons from sources such as The New Yorker, Calvin and Hobbs, The Far Side, and others, this session will demonstrate how reading and interpreting cartoons promotes critical thinking and metacognition by making conscious students' previous knowledge (the importance of which has been well-documented), paving the way to understanding abstract literary concepts.


Sandy Robertson

Literacy Coach and Differentiation Specialist, Santa Barbara Unified School District
Sandy Robertson taught secondary English Language Arts and Social Studies and is currently a Differentiation Specialist/Literacy Coach in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. She has published articles and chapters on instructional strategies. An original member and eventually... Read More →

Sunday March 27, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
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