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Pop Culture Classroom

  • Pop Culture Classroom
    From the website: "In addition to expanding the reach of our comic-based curriculum, PCC seeks to use other elements of pop culture to advance our mission of literacy education and to spark the creative spirit within every child."

The Comic Book Project

  • The Comic Book Project
    From the website: "The Comic Book Project is a world-renowned literacy initiative that engages young people in the process of planning, writing, designing, and publishing original comic books.

    CBP engages children in a creative process leading to academic reinforcement, social awareness, and character development, then publishes and distributes their work for other children to use as learning and motivational tools."

Comic Books in the History Classroom

Comics in the Classroom

  • Comics in the Classroom
    From the website: "My name is Scott Tingley, the owner of this site. (in New Brunswick, Canada).... I am hoping that my knowledge of differentiated learning and my love of comics will help you in the motivating and teaching of the children in your lives."

    Includes lesson plans for K-4 with adaptability for upper grades in Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

Comics in Education

  • Comics in Education
    Gene Yang's final project for his master's degree from CSU. He discusses the history and strength of comics in education. Good source to explore.

Diamond Bookshelf

  • Diamond Bookshelf
    Find lesson plans for specific graphic novels, reviews, core lists, and more.

Get Graphic

  • Get Graphic: The World in Words and Pictures
    From the website: "As an educator you can utilize the Get Graphic! website to learn more about graphic novels, investigate booklists, explore graphic novel news and information, and learn about graphic novel related events around Western New York."

The Graphic Classroom

  • The Graphic Classroom
    From the website: "The Graphic Classroom is a resource for teachers and librarians to help them stock high quality, educational-worthy, graphic novels and comics in their classroom or school library. I read and review every graphic novel or comic on this blog and give it a rating as to appropriateness for the classroom."

Grammarman EFL/ESL Comics for Teachers and Students

It’s Elementary! Graphic Novels for the K–6 Classroom

The Periodic Table of Comic Books

  • The Periodic Table of Comic Books
    This is a great site that brings graphic arts to the chemistry classroom. From the website: Click on an element to see a list of comic book pages involving that element. Click on a thumbnail on the list to see a full comic book page." No more hunting through graphic novels looking for the right book.

Reading With Pictures

  • Reading with Pictures
    From the website: "At Reading With Pictures, we believe that comics have the potential to be more engaging, more efficient and more effective educational tools than traditional classroom materials. We believe it because we’ve experienced it in our own lives. Comics made us better students, better citizens and better people.

    We work with academics to cultivate groundbreaking research into the proper role of comics in education. We collaborate with cartoonists to produce exceptional graphic novel content for scholastic use. Most importantly, we partner with educators to develop a system of best practices for integrating comics into their curriculum. At Reading With Pictures, we get comics into schools and get schools into comics."

Using Graphic Novels With Children and Teens: A Guide Teachers and Librarians

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    Find lesson plans for individual graphic novels, awards, creators, and more.
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