Using Comics Books and Graphic Novels in the Classroom to teach complex Literary Elements like Plot, Setting, Antagonist, Protagonist, Theme, Tone, Symbolism, Character, Flashback, Foreshadowing, Irony, Figurative Language and so many complex literary ideas is made easier with reading, creating and enjoying comics.
The Comic Book Encyclopedias and How To Draw Books are always the favorite choices for many boys and girls in many upper grades! The draw for most children is, marvelous characters with giant steroidal muscles for men and women, alluring heroes and heroines, and courageous characters that overcome any and all adversaries. Teachers can use the desire to explore these some what guilty pleasures, vicarious time wasting deviations and almost inappropriate pleasures to engage students and teach literary elements in a fun way.
This Blog is Dedicated to Susan, a Future Comic Book / Graphic Novel Author and Illustrator!