Engage even the youngest readers with Dr. Monnin’s standards-based lessons and strategic approach to teaching comics and graphic novels to early readers!
Examples from a wide variety of comics and graphic novels—including multicultural models—and recommended reading lists help teachers of grades K-6 seamlessly teach print-text and image literacies together. Teaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels shows you how to address the unique needs of striving readers, connect reading and writing, teach the necessary terminology, and apply the standards to any graphic novel or comic for emerging through advanced readers.
A companion blog, www.teachinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com, offers free downloads, teaching tips, and updates on new comics and graphic novels you can use in your classroom.
Tap into the power of comics and graphic novels to engage all learners!
“I wish I’d had this book, or a teacher who’d read this book, back when I was in school. But at least I have it now!”
–Jane Yolen, author of more than 300 books and graphic novels
"Katie Monnin is at it again! Useful, practical information on literacy and the comics form, playful literacy-building strategies, and engaging example images from excellent, age-appropriate comics and graphic novels characterize this new offering from one of the leading voices in the comics-and-literacy discourse. I share with my pre-service educators the mantra "You are the professional; the standards are the tools. You don't work for them; put them to work for you and your students!" and Monnin's standards-aware approach to literacy through comics and comics through literacy nails it. Anyone who reads Teaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels will understand the best of what comics and graphic novels can offer young students."
–James Bucky Carter, award-winning comics scholar, author, and assistant professor of English education at the University of Texas at El Paso
“Dr. Katie Monnin’s passion for both graphic novels and education are inspiring. Using comics to reach out to young minds is a smart and effective way to teach foundational skills, and in Teaching Early Readers Comics and Graphic Novels, she offers the tools to do just that. The resources she offers here will not only help educate children—they'll also inspire a lifelong love of reading.”
–John Hogan, editor, GraphicNovelReporter.com
This product was added to our catalog on 3/5/11.