The Top 15 Activities for Teaching Comics
Understanding that comics and graphic novels have a place in the K-12 classroom is one thing. Understanding how to teach them in a way that empowers students is quite another. This e-book provides practical teaching advice about using comics and graphic novels with struggling, reluctant, proficient, advanced, and even gifted readers and writers by looking at pedagogical strategies that maximize student engagement and build confidence with the form. The tendency in the past has been to look at how using comics and graphic novels can improve students’ engagement with other literary genres, but this can only come about if students first understand the visual narrative form they’re exploring. The workshop will feature a wealth of fantastic print and digital resources that teachers can start using right away in their classrooms.