Graphic Novels can be a powerful teaching tool, which enables students to develop literacy skills while reading highly engaging literature. In this course you will find out how graphic novels could support your reading and writing program by increasing your students' enjoyment and motivation. You will become familiar with different types of graphic novels and how to choose ones that relate to your curriculum. Upon completion of this course you will have high quality graphic novel based lessons that
are ready for immediate use.
By the end of the course participants will:
- Be able to read and demonstrate an understanding of the different genres of children’s literature with an emphasis on graphic novels, comics, informational texts.
- Have an understanding and appreciation of diverse viewpoints through children’s literature focused on graphic novels and share that with students.
- Be able to critique children’s literature and select appropriate graphic novels for children at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels that also reflects the diversity of our world.
- Be able to develop strategies and design lessons to integrate graphic novels/comics across the curriculum.