RE 5040 Fall 2011
Kara Scott
Re: Graphic Novels
Fri Dec 2, 2011 16:17

I couldn't agree more. I think graphic novels are wonderful for male students. When I taught the upper grades a few years ago, graphic novels changed my males students perspective on reading completely.

  • Graphic Novels - Amanda Solesbee, Sat Nov 19 22:50
    Thanks for the comment on the presentation! It seemed like it took forever to make :-) All the pictures of the kids except for one are from our classes. The boys really had a great time in our clubs. ... more
    • Re: Graphic Novels - Nakita Carson, Wed Dec 7 19:51
      I have found this year's boys love them!
    • graphic novels - sarah patten, Sun Dec 4 17:43
      I love the idea about using the comic strips after reading a book and creating a graphic novel! Boys are especially interested in these books and they can be a useful tool!
    • Re: Graphic Novels - Kara Scott, Fri Dec 2 16:17
      • Re: Graphic Novels - whitney fisher, Sun Dec 11 15:18
        Not only are they great for boys and younger students but also for adults. I read my first ever graphic novel this past semester and I enjoyed it so much. I had never been able to read books like... more
      • Re: Graphic Novels - Nakita Carson, Wed Dec 7 20:11
        I really don't understand how I had never heard of graphic novels until Dr. Moorman's class! Where have I been?
    • Graphic Novels - MaryBeth, Sun Nov 20 10:18
      It sound like the books about immigration were a great theme. It's always good to be able to work on other academic areas (such as Social Studies) while you are working on reading too. About graphic... more
      • Graphic Novels - Amanda Solesbee, Sun Nov 20 13:30
        Are you taking the course with Dr. Moorman? If so, I am also in that course now and we also did a unit on graphic novels- sounds similar to what you are doing in class too?
        • graphic novels - MaryBeth, Mon Nov 21 14:08
          Yep! I'm taking that class. 5 years ago when I was teaching you rarely heard of them. I'm thinking of starting to write them myself! Ha! In all seriousness, it does seem like they have become really... more
          • graphic novels - Ruth Ann Timmons, Tue Nov 29 00:42
            Since working with graphic novels in Moorman's class I have noticed them everywhere- they are SO popular now! When I was little I remember the classic comic book style and being turned off by them... more
            • re:graphic novels - MaryBeth, Tue Nov 29 08:04
              I agree Ruth Ann. I was NOT a comic book fan as a youngster, so I guess I was a little surprised to hear in Moorman's class about how popular they were. It seems like there are much more varied in... more
              • Graphic novels - Marlee Wright, Tue Nov 29 23:09
                I am in Dr. Moorman's class too, and as I was doing that graphic novel project I came across two wonderful graphic novels about Ann Frank. They contained lots of history - it really surprised me how... more
                • re: graphic novels - Ginger Landers, Wed Dec 14 21:04
                  I, too, was not a fan of graphic novels or superheros as a child but they are great resources to incorporate into a classroom library. They do come in a array of subject matter and can even be used... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011