Friday, September 21, 2007


Two typical superhero titles and one piece of traditional literature-turned-comic made their way into the classroom this week. These are all three titles that I have been collecting for some time. At some point I will read several issues and then post one comprehensive review. To the list:

  1. Marvel Adventures: Avengers 16
  2. Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century
  3. Treasure Island 4 of 6

In other news, I am enrolled in two methods classes at the university. These are subject-based classes that future elementary teachers take in order to be able to teach all the subjects effectively. That’s the idea, anyway. This is where we practice writing lesson plans. I have posted one inquiry-based (eMINTS) lesson plan that uses comics so far. More will come in the coming months and years. For those of you who are experienced, let me know how the lesson plans work.

If you use comics in your classroom, elementary or secondary, and would like to have your lesson plan posted here, then shoot it my way. Be sure to put your name on it so you can get credit for your hard work. If you have a website or blog, I'll include a link and your email if you choose to have such information listed. I will accept direct-instruction and inquiry-based lesson plans, I just ask that you write them in such a way that someone else can follow your instructions.