Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Comics in Education Demo
Endless Mountains Writing Project are asked to create a presentation for other teachers that demonstrate activities that integrate the dynamic teaching of writing with subject areas. In 2005, when I participated in the EMWP, my demo was on using comics to teach the writing of dialogue and the research that supports the use of comics to teach.
Since then, I've presented that about thirty times, tweaking it a little each time to illustrate how we can use comics to teach reading, literary devices, anti-bullying, and just about anything. I've presented it at the National Conference for Teachers of English, the Keystone State Reading Conference, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and many other places. It is always well-received, because I think it's one example of how teachers can stress essential skills, while at the same time offer opportunities for creative activity -- and fun!
National Writing Project is that teachers are change agents, and