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The Power of Graphic Novels

By: Sara JohnsonPosted 10/11/19
The Power of Graphic Novels

Do you want to help unlock the magic of reading? There are MANY students who think reading is boring, or aren’t willing to invest in reading because they haven’t found the right book to ignite that spark of joy in them. Graphic novels have the potential to engage struggling and reluctant readers.

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Wordless Books and Your Primary Classroom—A Perfect Match

Wordless books can be enjoyed by all levels of emergent readers. They encourage children to apply critical visual literacy skills, which are important for today’s focus on visual images. Wordless books provide scaffolds for storytelling, vocabulary use and fluency, and language learning. Opportunities for creative dialogue and characterization abound when children “read” these stories.

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Visual Literacy: Helping Kids Succeed

By: Heidi FiedlerPosted 11/07/14
Visual Literacy: Helping Kids Succeed

Today, more than ever, young readers are being asked to develop sophisticated visual literacy skills. Advertisements, graphic novels, online memes, political cartoons, maps, DIY instructions, and more, all require the ability to interpret images. Here’s a simple activity to build visual literacy skills with your students!

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