Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Comics for Halloween handouts

Chris Wilson does a good job of recommending comics in his blog (I will have to check out his Shakespeare reviews – Merchant of Venice and Macbeth). He is also promoting a good idea.

You can buy 25 mini comics in a bundle for the low-low price of $3 per bundle. This year they offer five titles. – I think that you should order this week if you want to hand out Bone, Charlie Brown and Donald Duck.

Chris says, “Our family did this last year and it was a hit. The kids were very excited about getting comics and so were the parents. We allowed each child to choose his or her own book (and only one book) and they seemed to delight in that. (Children having choice of reading in the classroom, true choice, is strongly supported by research.)”

The Graphic Classroom is a resource for teachers and librarians to help them stock high quality, educational-worthy, comics and give it a rating as to appropriateness for the classroom.

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