Teachers are using comics, now called ‘graphic novels,’ to captivate reluctant readers

Miami Herald.com – “Before anybody explodes about kids reading comic books when they’re supposed to be doing quadratic equations or studying Shakespeare, know that comic books have changed, and so has reading.” (via)

2 Responses to “Teachers are using comics, now called ‘graphic novels,’ to captivate reluctant readers”

  1. Karen Wenborn
    March 24, 2008 at 10:10 am #

    We’ve just produced the second in our series – Macbeth. Schools all over the world are using them now. :-) Great response from students and teachers alike. The three text versions really make a difference to those with differing attention spans/skill levels/available time. Have a look and let me know what you think. Oh, for teachers, loads of free downloads inc some teachers resources. 100,000 downloaded so far.

  2. Edana
    March 24, 2008 at 10:52 am #

    Did you see the review of what used to be called “the penny dreadfuls” in NYT this weekend?


    I’ve gifted graphic novels to my nephew who is, ironically, a very reluctant reader. 😉 He asks if they are “real books” that he can use for school.

    Given the right content, they are also good for ESL.

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