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To Help Literacy, ELL Students Express Their Creativity

In its efforts to provide more writing tools for educators, has launched a free interactive digital comic book for students enrolled in literacy and English Language Learner programs.

The book, MakeBeliefsComix FILL-ins,  is found at…


Added by William Zimmerman on October 19, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

School Library Journal Piece on Comic Strips and Literacy

Something to share: 

School Library Journal has just published an interview in which I discuss how the process of creating comic strips plays a role in encouraging young people to write, read, and communicate their ideas.  See:

Hope you find it…


Added by William Zimmerman on January 10, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments

For new school term, encourage students to create a daily comic diary to encourage writing, reflecting and drawing

Dear colleagues,

If you’re looking for an exciting new literacy activity for the new school term why not start a daily 20-minute comic strip segment during which your students create a comic diary about something they learned or read or experienced that day?   Creating such daily comix diaries provides a way for students to digest and integrate key material that they are taught as well as to reflect on their lives and experiences. And what better way for all students, including…


Added by William Zimmerman on January 3, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

New Interactive Comic Book for Boys That They Can Complete -- from Bill Zimmerman of

Dear colleagues,
I just wanted to share the good news about the publication of my new interactive comic book for boys entitled Your Life in Comics: 100 Things for Guys to Write and Draw. The book has pages of situations in which readers fill in the characters' thought and talk balloons and point of view. Other activities encourage boys to draw full pages of comic strips with help from word and picture prompts. The book is geared for reluctant writers ages 9-13 and is part of my body of work…

Added by William Zimmerman on September 7, 2010 at 12:59pm — No Comments


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