Graphic Novels Get Kids Reading!
Graphic novels are great to kids to realize that reading is fun. While most graphic novels seem geared for boys, I’ve found a few great ones for girls. Check out the trailer at the bottom for Smile, our very favorite graphic novel for girls!
Day 1: ABCs of Graphic Novels, A-E
Day 2: ABCs of Graphic Novels, F-J
Day 3: ABCs of Graphic Novels, K-O
Day 4: ABCs of Graphic Novels: P-T
Day 5: ABCs of Graphic Novels: U-Z
P is for Pickle. Magic Pickle by Scott Morse. Meet the Magic Pickle, a dilly of a superhero who’s fighting the food fight against a brotherhood of evil fruits and vegetables who are plotting to take over the world!
Q is for Queen Bees and for learning how to deal with them in the Baby Mouse series by Jennifer and Matthew Holm.
R is for reading and reluctant readers. Graphic novels and hybrid graphic novels are effective in getting kids who hate to read reading. Research shows that:
Graphic novels give the brain more of a workout per sentence than any other type of media, including conventional books. School Library Journal
Graphic novels offer a means for representing complex material in ways that reduce the cognitive demand of reading dense text while portraying sophisticated concepts. Education World
Research has found that graphic novels address the needs of multiple learning styles, and that the visualizations help readers to understand the story first and the text after. Journal of Classroom Research in Literacy
Many teachers are turning to comic books as a tool to develop reading skills as well as a deeper love for reading. Authentic Education
S is for Smile by Raina Telgemaier. Finally, a graphic novel for girls! Girl friendships are tough to navigate in middle school but Raina’s even more traumatized by her teeth odyssey after she breaks a tooth. We also love her latest one, a kind of sequel to Smile called Drama.
T is for this awesome trailer for Smile.
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4 thoughts on “ABCs of Graphic Novels, P through T”
That trailer is awesome! And I love the way you’ve worked research into these posts.
I’m so glad you liked the trailer! Her graphic novel is AWESOME! I don’t know any girl who didn’t love it. I’m glad you noticed the research. I was hoping to convince folks (as I had to be convinced) that graphic novels truly are a genre that helps kids read! It’s not just fun but educational serving to get the reader to inference, an important reading skills that will cross over to other genres and life in general!
greetings from italy
By rossana from my LinkedIn Group Elementary School Teachers of America
Thank you Rossana!