comic books as a learning tool

This high school textbook treats comics like literature

Teachers are using comic books as a tool for learning and literacy. Initiatives such as the Comic Book Project, hosted by Columbia University’s Teachers College, supports projects where kids get to create their own comic books, designing stories and characters.

According to Claudia Bostick, after-school coordinator at the Bronx’s PS 90, whose program is funded by the After School Corporation and the Bronx’s Citizens Advice Bureau, “We can sneak in other art lessons in that context. And for literacy, it’s great. This encourages them to tell stories, to write stories, and to listen better.”

Read more at Edutopia.

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