Making Curriculum Pop

Abrams has put online, for free, the Reading Guide I developed for Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly's TOON Treasury of Classic Children's Comics. If you're not familiar with this book, it collects landmark work by Carl Barks, Walt Kelly, John Stanley, Basil Wolverton, and many, many others.

For that reason, this guide may be useful to you even if you don't own the book for it's possible to apply some of the teaching strategies to any number of graphic texts. The focus, by the way, is on literacy and reading skills: making inferences/predictions, text types, voice, vocabulary, cause-and-effect, slang/dialect, etc., etc. or

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Ah ha! Thanks for sharing that!
Peter this is great - perhaps you can share with the Elementary Teacher group as well - maybe even include a JPEG of the book so it is easier for them to see at the book store:)

Thanks SOOOOO much for sharing!!!

Hi! I know you posted this forever ago, Peter, but I finally got the book for our library and had the chance to sit down w/ it and the reading group guide today. It's so helpful and wonderful!! Thanks for all the hard work that went into this. I'm doing a bit comics unit w/ 2nd-grade reading groups this year, and you can bet we'll be using this book and the guide!!  :)



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