Previewing is a habit that helps readers set themselves up to read. Previewing allows us to come to the text with predictions of how we think the story might go or what we might learn. As we read on, we confirm or revise our predictions.
Graphic novels are frequently grouped all together even though there may be a myriad of genres represented. By adding the lens of genre to a reader’s preview, they are setting themselves up to bring their literary knowledge of genre with them into the text.