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Tovar 1 Norma Tovar Professor Meredith English 1301: Sec 01 17 February 2015 Graphic Novels as a Textbook: The Successful Project “You don´t find the right project, it finds you,” Sara Van Ness said. Rob Spahr, in the article “Graphic textbooks: Red Bank Regional Teacher turns graphic novels into popular course” (2014), explains how graphic novels have been helping students to read and write after Sara J. Van Ness introduced this new strategy with her students. Spahr supports his explanation through quotes and description. Spahr´s purpose is to inform how Sara Van Ness has been changing the perception of graphic novels, and improving the student experience with them. Spahr writes in an informative tone in order to persuade his audience how graphic novels can change traditional courses. Overall, Rob Spahr supported his argument in this article with enough good evidence introducing the academic life of Sara Van Ness, and the student´s opinion after their experiences with graphic novels in class. Spahr begins his article about Graphic textbooks in classes by acquainting Sara Van Ness, her life as student, and at the same time describing how she starts introducing graphic novels with her students. Van Ness said, “I´m an English teacher and this is my passion, to
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