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MakeBeliefsComix Printable: Writing Opening Lines for Inaugural Address

As Donald Trump prepares his Inaugural address this week shares a classroom writing activity to help him come up with…Continue

Started Jan 17, 2017 Posts Printable for Women's History Month
3 Replies has published a special free printable for Women's History Month at …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Goble Mar 12, 2013. Offers Digital Write-Able Activity for Honoring Returning Soldiers
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 Dear colleagues, For honoring our homecoming soldiers, please see and share our Digital Write-Able writing activity at …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Goble Dec 7, 2011.

Posting on the Facebook Wall is encouraging educators to share information about how they use our free comic-strip generator with their students on our new Facebook Wall (…Continue

Started Aug 6, 2010

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Writing for ESL, Literacy Students
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William Zimmerman's Blog Launches Free Comic E-book Launches Free Comic E-book

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…


Posted on October 19, 2014 at 11:38am

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…


Posted on January 10, 2013 at 1:08pm

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…


Posted on January 3, 2013 at 9:57am

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…

Posted on September 7, 2010 at 12:59pm

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At 8:15am on January 23, 2024, Kristalina Georgieva said…

Good day,
I picked interest in you after going through your short profile and demanding it is necessary for me to write to you immediately. I have something very important to discuss with you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on ( for full details.
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At 10:12pm on April 28, 2012, Pam Goble said…

Let me think about that.  My 8th graders really get into the comics and are still in love with coloring.  The comics have been filling our hall bulletin board with many students stopping to read them... a real plus.

At 5:06pm on April 28, 2012, Pam Goble said…

Love your comics and am suggesting them to a group of teachers...and have continually done so in the past. They are perfect for an advisory class and, ss class and ela class.

Thanks for sharing.

At 11:53am on May 13, 2010, Ryan Goble said…
Also - your work in the Gallery is linked to the old profile (FWIW)
At 11:49am on May 13, 2010, Ryan Goble said…
Bill - I noticed you now have two profiles

If you want to get rid of the old one see this link


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