Comics in the Classroom

Comics are a powerful teaching tools that provide educators with engaging visual content to support all learners. Not only are the appealing and kid-friendly, they provide an opportunity for reluctant readers to visualize as they read, as well as providing a means for reluctant writers to communicate a story with a beginning, middle, and end. There has been a lot of attention focusing on the benefits of using comics in the classroom. Here are some resources for getting started:

Rationale for use:
Tom Hark and Lori Weinstein have created a list of ways comics relate to Multiple Intelligences on their Story Ark blog, which I have captured and republished here:

http://www.tomhart.net/storyark/comics/multiple.html
 Story Ark Comics, Manga and Flash Teaching via kwout

Free and User-Friendly Web 2.0 Tools: Create Your Own Comics
Click below to view my collection of Cool Tools for Creating Comics in the Classroom on Scoop It.

http://www.scoop.it/t/cool-tools-for-comics-in-the-classroom/js?format=square&numberOfPosts=10&title=Cool%20Tools%20for%20Comics%20in%20the%20Classroom&speed=3&mode=normal&width=250




Good Collections of Comics Lesson Plans and More:

  1. ReadWriteThink Access a variety of great user submitted lesson plans and resources on this site.
  2. National Association of Comics Art Educators
    A rich resource complete with lesson plans, study guides, sample scripts, handouts and connections to comics teachers.
     
  3. Comics in the Classroom
    Lesson plans with a comics theme.
  4. The Graphic Classroom Blog
    A blog for teachers and librarians that is dedicated to providing resources for using high quality comics for classroom instruction.

2 thoughts on “Comics in the Classroom

  1. Anonymous

    Thank you again, Susan. You are an inspiration to me.I check your blog often and always find good ideas that really do work. Please keep blogging.

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