Literacy Conference: Comics in the Classroom

MSMC 19th Annual Conference on Literacy

Comics in the Classroom to Motivate Writers (Grades K-6)

Gone are the days of children sneaking comics past diligent parents and teachers watching out for sub-par literature. The comics of today not only have plenty to offer, they are gaining well-deserved recognition and awards. Take advantage of the natural affinity children have for comics and use them as a powerful teaching tool in your classroom. This workshop will explore the benefits of using comics to engage reluctant writers at all grade levels. Through the addition of comics in the writing curriculum, all students will learn to (1) find ideas for writing, (2) organize thoughts, (3) think critically (interpreting and reflecting), (4) stay focused on a topic, (5) experience writing success, and (6) have fun with writing!

This will be a hands-on workshop where we spent the next 60 minutes or so exploring the elements of creating, commenting, remixing comics, creating ebooks, and more.

Tap into the World of Comics

Tap Into the World of Comics is a Slideshare presentation by S. Hendy.  It not only gives examples of sites for creating comics, along with their links, but also offers 26 suggestions for ways to integrate comics with the curriculum.  Presented in the form of a comic, the slide show is visually interesting as well as a creative and valuable resource for educators. S. Hendy is the author of the blog, Digital Tools for Teachers.

Here is a PDF version of Tap into the World of Comics

The comic book assignment was a hit!

http://www.teachersatrisk.com/tag/creating-comic-books-in-the-classroom/

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