Manga Touch Teachers' Guide

Manga Touch Teachers' Guide

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Manga Touch Teachers' Guide

Author(s):

Jacqueline Pearce

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Summary: This Teachers' Guide presents strategies for teaching reluctant readers in middle school. The guide includes:

  • Discussion topics and themes: comic books, Japanese culture
  • Creative writing exercise: journal entry, collective nouns
  • Art projects: story board, scene illustration
  • Geography assignment: Japanese tourist brochure
  • Research topics: time zones, katagami, origami

Book Summary: Dana is excited about her school trip to Japan, despite the fact that she is surrounded by the Melly Mob, “in-crowd” kids who make fun of her. Dana is certain she will be less of an outsider once she’s in Japan, home of manga and anime. But she soon discovers that it’s just as difficult to fit in in a foreign culture as it is to fit in at school. And the only other manga fan she meets refuses to talk to her. As Dana learns to meet people halfway and gains some friends in Japan, Melissa, leader of the Melly Mob, makes every effort to remind her that she’s still an outsider.

The Teachers' Guide for Manga Touch is free to download and copy. The book can be purchased online from Orca Book Publishers in the United States and in Canada or from most retail and wholesale booksellers.

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