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  • The third grade teachers at Franklin School partnered with the Visual Arts Center of NJ on the "In-School Comic Book Literacy Initiative", thanks to funding from SEF. Over the course of a 12-week class taught by a teacher from the Visual Arts Center, each Franklin third grader created a personal comic book using their own family’s personal heritage and immigration story as the story nucleus, or highlighting an ancestor as the book’s hero. At a special evening event in March, students presented their comic book creations to their classmates and families. Each student picked one meaningful page and gave a short presentation about why it was important to their family’s immigration story and how they used different comic art techniques (point of view, perspective, thought bubbles, captions, extreme close ups, etc.) to make their story more meaningful. Way to go, Franklin third graders, on your terrific creations