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Reading Strategies

Developing Critical Thinking Through Comics

By Jennifer Haines Originally published on Diamond Bookshelf In 1956, a committee of educators, headed by Benjamin Bloom, published Taxonomy of educational objectives: the classification of educational goals, which contained a pyramid of objectives which educators set for their students. The objectives were arranged from least challenging at the bottom to most challenging at the top. In 2000, the pyramid was revised to place Creation at the top.

Reading Lessons: Graphic Novels 101

By: Hollis Margaret Rudiger Published in: the March/April 2006 issue of The Horn Book Magazine “I wish I had this article two or three years ago when I began teaching graphic novels. It is accurate, succinct, and contains a great example to help understand the basics of visual literacy through reading comics. This article is brief and brings you through the experience that your students should have as you teach, and they read, graphic novels or comics. This is exactly why librarians are so valuable in helping teachers teach graphic novels! They have such great resources and they love to share.” […] Read More

Lucy Lou Learns to Love Reading

By: Tegan Zimmerman Henry – Literacy Roots View this reading strategies comic here. Also, view Reading Strategies Comic Strip and Rationale with demonstrates understanding research-based best practices for teaching reading and language arts using Lucy Lou Learns to Love Reading and the Literacy Roots blog:

Reading Strategies Comic Strip and Rationale

By: Tegan Zimmerman Henry – Literacy Roots View here.

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