Thursday, January 29, 2009

MORE THAN WORDS

Dr. Dale Jacobs, University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada recently wrote a nice piece about The Graphic Classroom on his blog, More Than Words. Like us, he is "interested in the connection between comics and multiple literacies we use to read them". We like the sound of that. Perhaps there is a research project in our mutual futures? I'd like that.

More and more scholarly and academic persons are discovering the power of comics in education. Dr. Jacobs is just one more example of how this movement is growing and gaining acceptance. The wheels move slowly, my friends, but stand firm in your belief in comic literature as a powerful tool.

More Than Words has been added to our blog roll of related comic links.

2 comments:

Jenn said...

Hi Jack,
I've just happened upon your blog. I'm excited to read it thoroughly. For now, I have a quick question.

Do you know of a resource where I can find graphic novels or comics for fifth graders to read/view online?

Thanks for your help and advice. I'll check back here to read your reply.

Looking forward to reading more of your work.

Jenn

Jack said...

That is an area that we need to move into more. Here is one that I can think of off the top of my head:

Moment of Clarity.
You can read our review at this url

http://graphicclassroom.blogspot.com/2009/01/moment-of-clarity.html