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Graphic novels -- Study and teaching

View Resource Get Graphic: The World in Words and Pictures

Rather than a genre, a graphic novel is a format. It can, according to this informative website, "be fiction, non-fiction, history, fantasy, or anything in-between." Interested readers may want to begin with the section, What is a Graphic Novel?, where they will learn about the major types, including Manga, Superhero Story, Personal Narratives ("Perzines"), and Non-fiction. The site also features...

View Resource Penguin Teacher's Guide: You Can Do a Graphic Novel (PDF)

This Teacher's Guide serves as a companion piece to Barbara Slate's instructional book, You Can Do a Graphic Novel. The guide may be used alongside the 2010 book at all levels of education, with a suggested lesson that spans six classroom periods, introduces students to the art of the graphic novel, then begins with basic explanations of the form of the graphic novel, the goals for the lesson,...