Educators are increasingly looking toward comic books to encourage children’s literacy and English language skills.. “For kids who may be struggling and for kids who may be new to the English language, that visual sequence is a powerful tool.” Michael Bitz, Colubia University Teachers College Comic Book Project
Comics in Your Curriculum is a teacher-friendly guide to integrate comics into language arts, math, science, and social studies.
Each of the engaging lessons is correlated to National Education Standards and packs your curriculum with humor!
*Investigate the history of comics in an internet scavenger hunt
*Learn sequencing with scrambled comics
*Learn how to draw comics in a 5-step lesson
*Discover Superphonics in a reading and language activity
*Create an information math comic
*In a cooperative group design a food chain comic
*Draw historical happenings
*Make clip art and fraction comics
*Research to draw invention comics
*Imagine an alien election in comic format
*Make a comic collage
The activities begin with the students’ prior content knowledge, progress through organized steps, and include closure. The authors provide…