The book is packed with practical, engaging ideas based on comics, comic characters and comic-based resources, spanning six key areas of Literacy: 1. Engaging reluctant readers and improving comprehension 2. Developing meaningful story planning and sequencing 3. Creating rounded, captivating characters who act, interact and react realistically 4. Improving locational writing and introducing advanced descriptive techniques 5. Expanding vocabulary and teaching spelling, punctuation and grammar in context as tools of effective writing 6. Extending gifted and talented pupils and providing opportunities for cross-curricular learning. This book will show how comics can be used to motivate reluctant pupils, extend middle ability learners, and support more able pupils in accessing higher level writing and thinking skills. It will also prove that, as a teacher, you don't need to be a comic geek to use comics in your classroom! It contains a wealth of resources that you can use immediately to teach effective, transferrable literacy skills that will stick.
All the ideas contained in this book are tried and tested by an outstanding, full time practitioner in a variety of schools and across a range of age groups, as well as being used by teachers across the country.
Publisher: Creative Educational Press Limited