How comic books can promote literacy

06/17/2014 | MiddleWeb

Comic books have the potential to engage reluctant learners and challenge advanced readers, writes Kevin Hodgson, a sixth-grade teacher in Massachusetts. Hodgson uses comics as companion texts and asks students to retell scenes from assigned readings as comic strips. "[W]e can go fairly deep into many areas of reading comprehension, critical thinking, and writing varied texts," Hodgson writes.

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