Course Description

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.

Grades K-12

Learner Outcomes

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.
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Section Title
Let’s Get Graphic: Choosing Graphic Novels for Classroom Use
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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