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"Comics force reluctant readers to 'up their game' in terms of vocabulary."
- Dan Vado, SLG Publishing
Comic Books & Literacy
Studies show comic books build reading skills for reluctant/struggling readers, ESL programs, Title I students, Special Education, on-level readers, and more. (Word.doc)
Academic & Library resources
Dealing with Challenges to Graphic Novels
The American Library Association Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table Resources and Toolkits collects, creates, and promotes content around how to best use comics in the classroom, in the library, and in advocacy.
Diamond Bookshelf Reviews
For librarians and educators.
Graphic Novel Information and Resources
Compiled by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education
Graphic Novel Teaching Guides
Include character graph activities for guided research, trivia activities for online research, creative writing projects, vocabulary reference lists, and more!
Graphic Novels for Multiple Literacies
Cites the benefits that literacy educators can get from the use of graphic novels in the classroom. Advantages of graphic novels over traditional texts and other mass media.
Using Graphic Novels in Book Clubs
A handout from the American Library Association's Booklist magazine; includes reading suggestions and discussion questions. "Nothing livens up a conversation (or bares inner feelings) like a bit of controversy."