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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Program aims to boost student literacy with comic books

Motivating non readers is always a challenge.  Here is an article with some great ideas on how to get students involved.  Look closely and you will find opportunities to tie 21st century thinking skills to reading graphic novels.

Here is a link to a list of graphic novels for high school students.  

A traveling program in Denver is working to improve literacy among students at struggling metro-area schools by bringing comic books and graphic novels into the classroom. Schools participating in the Comic Book Classroom literacy program receive weekly visits from the group, which begin by teaching students how to read comics. The eight-week program ends with students creating their own comics. The Denver Post (7/28)

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