Creators: James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas, & Aditya Bidikar Publisher: BOOM! Studios I love fantasy books. I love series. I love gay characters in literature. All of this means I was destined to love Wynd. The world of Wynd reminds me of The City of Ember. (The book NOT the movie!) The main characters areContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Wynd Book One: The Flight of the Prince”
Creators: Rii Abrego & Joe Whitt Publisher: Oni Press “And things are still just fine. More or less.” This is how Abrego & Whitt set up The Sprite and the Gardener. This book has been described as “gentle fantasy” which means a fantasy story that doesn’t involve fighting or violence of any kind. If you’veContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: The Sprite and the Gardener”
Kids love reading comics, but even the most avid comic book reader will run into moments where comprehension breaks down. In this lesson I give three tips on what to do when things get confusing while reading books written in the comic form.
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 thereContinue reading “Graphic Novel Teaching: Previewing with the Lens of Genre”
After reading Maker Comics: Make a Comic! I checked out JP Coovert’s website to see what else he had to offer and I’m SO glad I did! I think that both Arc Dogs and Broken Summer could be incredible mentor texts for anyone taking on graphic novel writing with their students right now or evenContinue reading “Mentors for Graphic Novel Writing: Arc Dogs & Broken Summer”