Friday, May 16, 2014

Education Friday - "How Comics and Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read!"

Raising a Reader is a comic book subtitled
with the title above. For a real mouthful,
try saying the name of the publisher
(Comic Book Legal Defense Fund)
ten times fast, or just go to the link
and read the short pamphlet (published/
formatted as a comic book).
The comic suggests several reasons why
graphic novels help reading 

  • Short Bursts of Text
  • Fun Fonts
  • Text Paired with Images
All of the above are elements that 
often help readers with autism.
Raising a Reader also discusses ways
graphic novels can be used for book clubs, 
to meet common core standards, and
to improve a variety of skills, such as

  • Memory
  • Sequencing
  • Language
  • Critical Thinking
If you're interested in this topic, you can click 
Raising a Reader to read more. CBLDF also
offers monthly columns on graphic novels in
education with teaching and discussion suggestions
and correlations to the common core.

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