TEACHING GRAPHIC NOVELS IN THE CLASSROOM
Building Literacy and Comprehension
Reproducible activity book
By Ryan J. Novak. Presenting graphic novels as worthwhile literature and dispelling the conception that they are just "big comic books," this resource provides teachers with several methods to begin teaching graphic novels to new readers. Each chapter’s reading ends with a project idea, and chapters cover the history and evolution of the graphic novel as well as eight specific genres. Project instructions include suggested timelines along with analysis, assignments, discussion questions, and essay topics, and a culminating project guides students in the creation of their own graphic novels. Aligned with Common Core State Standards. Grades 7–12. Source notes. Suggested readings and films. 8½" x 11". Prufrock. 163 pages. ©2014.