Comic books' latest plot twist: Enhancing literacy instruction

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Recently, support has grown for using comic books and graphic novels to enhance and support literacy instruction. In some ways, it's surprising that the medium has only recently enjoyed such support. Stereotyped views of comics as unsophisticated, disposable entertainment or material written to the lowest common denominator fail to consider the diversity of comic materials. Comic books (or graphic novels) can teach literacy skills and critical thinking in ways that other formats cannot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalPhi Delta Kappan
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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