Sunday, February 15, 2009


By Chris Wilson

I have been withholding some information from you educators and comic lovers, and the time has come where I feel pretty secure in releasing the information. Over a year ago, two professors from San Diego State University – Drs. Barbara Moss and Diane Lapp in the School of Teacher Education – contacted me about contributing to a book they were writing.

I was thrilled to be able to share my work, research and passion for comics with throngs of teachers across the US and the world. So I agreed and got to work,writing, editing, researching and developing lesson plans between semesters and during breaks. The book, Teaching the Texts Children Need to Succeed on High Stakes Tests and in the Classroom, is comprised of several chapters addressing innovative research-based techniques to help the 21st Century student.

My chapter, as you have already guessed, is titled Using Comic Literature Across the Curriculum and offers research, national standards, techniques, and two inquiry-based lesson plans. I just finished the final edits to my chapter and have submitted them to my editors. At least at this point, my work is complete assuming they do not wish to make more additions or corrections. I am amazed at the time-consuming and tedious process of book publishing, but I am thankful for the opportunity.

When the book is finally published and on shelves I will let you know. I just had to share my success and excitement with you.

Teaching the Texts Children Need to Succeed
on High Stakes Tests and in the Classroom

Edited by Dr. Barbara Moss and Dr. Diane Lapp
Guilford Press


Franki said...

Congratulations! This is great news--can't wait to read it!

Bucky C. said...

Congrats, bro! Looks like we'll be sharing some space in that text's table of contents. I love good company, don't you? :)

Anonymous said...

You too, Bucky?! That's neat-o. I'm telling you, we should combine our efforts and construct a serious research project on this subject.

Ben Villarreal said...

Congrats! I look forward to checking it out!

Anonymous said...

That is great. Let me know when the book gets published, Chris.