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COMIC CHARACTERS WITH DISABILITIES ADDED TO MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX

MakeBeliefsComix, the free on-line comic strip generator, introduced new comic characters with physical disabilities to reflect the diversity of users, including those with special needs. Among the 128 characters that students can now select in creating their comic strips are: A boy and girl in wheelchairs A soldier who lost an arm in war and wears a prosthesis A blind person with a service animal An older woman who uses a walker Each character shows a variety of emotions: happy, sad, angry, thoughtful. Educational therapists increasingly use the online comic site for students with autism spectrum disorders to help them […] Read More

Not The Usual Suspects – Poetry and Graphic Novels as 21st Century Tools

By: Mark Geary, Assistant Professor of Children’s Literature -Dakota State University Originally published: in Florida Education Leadership by Florida ASCD. An article, “…on the importance of graphic novels in the classroom, with an emphasis on it’s functionality as a tool in helping students learn storyboarding and video production, a key 21st Century Skill.” View here: Not the Usual Suspects Geary 2011

Graphica- The study of Comics and Graphic Novels as a medium of literature. Part I.

By: Tegan Zimmerman Henry – Literacy Roots View lesson plan here.