The Graphic Classroom recently posted a brief rationale for using comics to teach reading
; I've made it free for all educators and librarians, so you can copy and distribute it--especially to those who may need convincing. ;-)http://bit.ly/d5jlNQ
Toon Books has also made newly available a piece I did at the start of the year on read-aloud strategies
. They took the copy, created a fresh design for it, and have made it a free PDF download. Again, my goal here is to share ideas, so please feel free to make copies and distribute.http://bit.ly/a81DGP
And Toon also recently published a lesson plan that Sari Wilson and I developed. It's designed for the latest Geoffrey Hayes book, but it's really a generic lesson on creating a three-panel strip to tell a personal anecdote
--kids can use Professor Garfield or any other comics-creation program... or just draw the old-fashioned way (the activity sheet comes with three panels they can draw directly into). http://bit.ly/a1qh8m
--oh, and from this page you can easily access all the other free lesson plans, which also focus on literacy skills for emergent readers.
There are probably some other resources or writings that I'm forgetting--sorry I've been gone from this group for so many months. Working on a big comics-in-the-classroom project for Pearson UK, and that has kept me pretty busy. Hope this finds everyone doing well.