Curriculum / Resources
Learn To Read Comics will post recommendations for lesson plans and ways to utilize the comic books and supplies we provide. Coming soon: curriculum related to the following:
- Identifying new vocabulary words
- Creating new dialog in existing window panes
- Finishing the story
- Creating your own superhero and describing their powers
- Creating a storyboard scene or entire story
- Studying dramatic narrative arcs
- Establishing de-escalation and conflict resolution techniques through writing and illustration
Introductions Presentation (for young readers)
Please feel free to download this slide presentation (available as a PowerPoint file or as a PDF) to be used during a First Meeting Introduction with a classroom or afterschool group. Each screen asks the same questions: Who am I? What makes me a hero? to break the ice and stimulate discussion between young, early, and non-readers alike. Who is a hero? What is a super-power? What does being a hero entail? Getting the bad guys. Rescuing a person. Saving the day.
Science Stories, Spotlights, Shorts Comics
Visit JKX Comics for engaging comics created to increase students’ scientific literacy, highlighting historical facts, fun science info, and hidden figures in STEM!
We are also looking for testimonials, anecdotes, and recommendations from creative teaching professionals on how they have incorporated comic book materials in constructive ways.
Through Learn To Read Comics‘ education projects, every student and parent who attends our Donation Events will be given at least one free comic.
For schools, after-school programs, and community learning centers, there will be opportunities to receive an assortment of free comic books, neatly presented with individual covers and packaging.
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