Get Graphic: Resources for educators. Graphic Novel Resources for Educators As an educator you can utilize the Get Graphic!
Website to learn more about graphic novels, investigate booklists, explore graphic novel news and information, and learn about graphic novel related events around Western New York. Our Get Graphic! Blog offers a place to exchange ideas and see what others are reading, and our Contact list allows you to communicate with someone from the Get Graphic project for assistance in how to best utilize our website and materials. Nationally, 25% of Eight Graders scored below the National Assessment of Educational Progress standard of reading proficiency. Scholastic: A Guide to Using Graphic Novels With Children and Teens.
Graphic Novels are Everywhere!
No longer an underground movement appealing to a small following of enthusiasts, graphic novels have emerged as a growing segment of book publishing, and have become accepted by librarians and educators as mainstream literature for children and young adults — literature that powerfully motivates kids to read. Are graphic novels for you? Should you be taking a more serious look at this format? How might graphic novels fit into your library collection, your curriculum, and your classroom? Want to know more? Teaching Strategies for Graphic Novels. Diamond BookShelf: Sample Lesson Plans. Read Write Think: Comics and Graphic Novels Activity. School Library Journal: Resources for Teaching Graphic Novels. Good stuff: ten great graphic novels for schools; online resources; information about publishers; and other recommended reading.
Ten Great Graphic Novels for Schools Benjamin Bear in “Bright Ideas!” By Philippe Coudray (TOON Books, 2013) Age 4 up Each page of this book is a short story that turns on some sort of puzzle or visual pun. Nursery Rhyme Comics edited by Chris Duffy (First Second, 2011) Ages 3-8, grades P-3Fairy Tale Comics edited by Chris Duffy (First Second, 2013) Ages 6-12, grades 1-7 Both these anthologies collect short comics stories based on traditional tales, and many add an unusual twist. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale (Abrams, 2014) Ages 8-12, grades 3-7 Nathan Hale (yes, that is really his name) has written four graphic novels so far, about the Revolutionary War figure Nathan Hale, the ironclad steam warships used during the Civil War, the Donner Party, and World War I.
You can do a graphic novel by Barbara Slate. Comic Relief: Thirty-nine graphic novels that kids can’t resist. By Brigid Alverson, Robin Brenner, Kate Dacey, Esther Keller, Scott Robins, Eva Volin, and Snow Wildsmith on July 1, 2011 Welcome to those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.
And what better way for kids to while away the hours than with comics? Let’s face it, comics are flat-out fun, and with their fabulous stories, colorful characters, and wacky humor, even reluctant readers find them tough to resist. In recent years, comics have become bigger than ever. First Second Books (Publisher) Top Shelf Productions (Publisher)