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Mark Thurman is best known as a children's author/illustrator. He has written and illustrated sixteen books and designed and illustrated more than twenty-five books for other authors. As an author/illustrator, Mark has toured Canada extensively, sharing his stories and ideas with children and teacherrs in hundreds of schools. As a gallery artist his primary focus has been the human figure and portraits. He works in several different styles—realistic, impressionistic and the symbolic—according to the requirements and mood of the subject matter.
A powerful technique for encouraging students to show action that peaks and resolves, storyboards free young writers to focus on language and build skills essential to highly visual media, where words, few but apt, must resonate. Get Graphic! demonstrates how to use storyboards in all stages of the creative process, from brainstorming ideas to using thumbnail sketches to develop, revise, and finalize stories. Step-by-step instructions on how to generate action-filled pages and streamlined plots, as well as suggestions for planning drawings and using collage, help students create their own personalized stories and books.
Mathematizing Children’s Literature
Sparking Connections, Joy, and Wonder Through Read-Alouds and Discussion