21 Ways to Use Comics in The Classroom

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Comics are good learning materials to use in your classroom. The use of comics in instruction has several educational benefits for students, Carol L. Tilley, a professor of library and information science at the University of Illinois, believes that comics improve students reading comprehension, and foster vocabulary and a love of reading.

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There are several ways teachers can use comics in the classroom. Makebeliefs has compiled this list of 21 tips to use their comics in the classroom. Here is a brief round up of these tips and we recommend that you read this article for more details.
  • CREATE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL COMIX
  • PRACTICE NEW VOCABULARY WORDS
  • PROMOTE TEAM COLLABORATION
  • PRACTICE CONVERSATION SKILLS
  • SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE PRACTICE
  • PRINT OR EMAIL: VALIDATE STUDENT EFFORTS
  • INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
  • CREATE DAILY COMIX DIARIES
  • CREATE SERIALIZED COMIC STRIPS
  • LIFE SKILLS PRACTICE
  • LOCAL OR NATIONAL NEWS IMMERSION
  • JUST FOR FUN
  • PUBLIC SPEAKING PRACTICE
  • STRENGTHEN CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS
  • DAILY CLASSROOM THEME TIE-IN
  • FAMILY BONDING AND COMMUNICATION
  • JUMPSTART CREATIVITY WITH STORY BOARDSUNDERSTANDING LITERARY CHARACTER PERSPECTIVES
  • MENU OF WRITING PROMPTS / TOOLs