I’ve got a few resources tucked away for the times when I’m talking about graphic novels and comics in the classroom. I got started down this path when we were looking to license a title or two for OSAPAC. What we did end up licensing was great. Comic Life Deluxe and Bitstrips for Schools are available to all publically funded schools and faculties in the province. Both titles have had a big impact on language and literacy classrooms throughout the province.
As a computer science teacher, I had to go from zero to sixty in this genre. It meant a great deal of personal research and talking to language colleagues about what they were currently doing and what they’d like to do with graphic novels and comics.
Today, I ran into a resource that I sure could have used at the time. It would have straight lined a great deal of my learning. It’s a LiveBinder created and shared by Brandi Clark, Sheryl Lee, Tammy Reynolds, and Carol Wilkinson. There’s a wealth of resources in this LiveBinder. They’ve created tabs:
- Benefits of Graphic Novels
- Top 10 Professional Resources
- Building a Graphic Novel Collection
- Classroom and Library Applications/Strategies
- Subject Based Resources
I enjoyed working my way through this collection and picked up some great ideas for the future. If graphic novels, manga, or comics have a place in your classroom, I’m sure that you’ll enjoy this LiveBinder.
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