In this section of the Bookshelf, you will find informative articles about how Graphic Novels, Comic Books, and similiar items can provide educators with a valuable and effective tool for teaching a broad range of important skills.
High school English teacher and graphic novel advocate Maureen Bakis reports on a series of Harvard University workshops on teaching with graphic novels, and includes resources for those who couldn't attend.
Graphic novels serve a variety of purposes in educating developing readers, including bridging language barriers experienced by English-language learners (ELL). Check out a list of the best graphic novels for ELLs along with the benefits of the format for their education.
Peter Gutiérrez, creator of a number of teaching guides for comics and graphic novels, including TOON Book’s Little Mouse Gets Ready and Bloomsbury’s Rapunzel’s Revenge, discusses the ins and outs of creating reading guides, teaching guides and lesson plans to accompany graphic novels. In addition, BookShelf presents a list of recommended resources.
The horror movie marathon has long been a Halloween staple, and with a socially distanced Halloween Comicfest approaching, a Halloween themed watch party could be just the event your store is looking for!