Using graphic novels in the classroom
Want to engage reluctant readers? Appeal to a wider range of learning styles? Or simply want to try a new text?
Graphic novels may be your answer! In this series of videos, John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs from Metaphrog give an introduction to the form, as well as explaining stylistic devices. John and Sandra also explain what is involved in adapting a story or poem into graphic novel format.
|Stylistic features of graphic novels||Adapting a poem into graphic novel format||Adapting Jekyll and Hyde|
We highly recommend a look at Metaphrog's website to see what they have to offer.
Michael Stephenson teaches at Inveralmond High School and was shortlisted for Teacher of the Year at the Scottish Education Awards 2011. In this document he explains further how graphic novels can be reinvigorating for teachers and motivating for pupils.
Michael also produced a series of teaching resources on graphic novels which you can find in our Teaching Resources section.