Friday, July 4, 2008


As you may know, The Graphic Classroom has been growing. The request for reviews is enormous and I need help if I am to keep up with the demand. The request for reviewers was quickly answered by sixth grade teacher, Kevin Hodgson.

Kevin comes to TGC from Western Massachusetts, where he teaches writing to sixth graders. He is also the technology liaison for the Western Massachusetts Writing Project. Kevin introduced the idea of graphic novels into the classroom in 2007 as part of a digital picture book project where his students created mathematics-themed picture books, using technology as means to create and publish, and he wanted them to think about the use of graphic art and story coming together. Kevin's hope is to find a good platform for students to create their own graphic novels and he is exploring this world of literature with an aim of gathering ideas for the classroom setting.

A writer and poet, Kevin also plays saxophone, keyboards, sings and is the main songwriter for the rock and roll band, The Sofa Kings. Kevin blogs regularly at Kevin's Meandering Mind and periodically at TeachEng.Us.

Welcome aboard, Kevin. We look forward to your reviews, the first of which is on its way. Thank you for contributing your time and talents to do what teachers do: help students succeed. Your work, time and energy is very appreciated.

TGC is still looking for other reviewers, both staff writers and contributing writers. Email inquiries to Chris Wilson at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope others heed the call and join in.