Graphic Novels are loved by all children. Why not teach with them? These newly released graphic novels will capture your students' attention. They will help you teach reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing while building fluency too. Graphic novels can be used in guided reading, whole group read-aloud, reading center activities, partner reading, literature circles, or independent reading fun.
How to Use the Graphic Novels
Graphic novels can be used in so many ways. Because students love this format, a teacher can use these stories to accommodate his/her own needs. They can be used for reading comprehension. These stories are great for reading out loud together in class. Open-ended questions and task cards are used to discuss the story after reading. Students comprehend and retell better with the illustrations.
Students answer the comprehension and vocabulary student pages as part of their independent practice. Answer keys are provided for easy self-checking.
Complete guided reading lessons are provided for teachers using small groups. Recording sheets help you keep track of your students.
Another way to extend their learning is by using writing prompts or reading response questions. There are a wide variety of prompts to choose from.
One thing that your students are sure to enjoy is the step-by-step how to draw a character and the blank graphic novel templates. They will have fun creating their own graphic novels!
Included in the Graphic Novels
- 2-page Graphic Story with custom illustrations by Andrea Bufford
- Both B&W and color versions of illustrated pages
- Google Digital Versions!
- Answer Keys
- 3 Comprehension and Vocabulary student pages
- 6 Writing Prompts
- 3 Response Forms for After Reading
- Step-by-Step How to Draw: Main Character + Fun Objects
- 6 Blank Graphic Template Pages for Students to Create their Own Graphic Stories
- COMPLETE Guided Reading Lesson with Comprehension Check and 5 Teacher Planning Pages
- 21 Open-ended Discussion Questions to Ask Students After Reading.
- 19 Open-ended Discussion Statements for Students to Answer After Reading
- 8 Specific Question Cards with Custom Graphics
- 44 Open-Ended Discussion Question Cards
What Teachers are Saying about Graphic Novels
“Great resource! I love the option of having a “how to draw” so students can use it as an extension activity! Students have really enjoyed these graphic novel stories!”
“Very engaging for my students. The pictures help them comprehend the story much better and retell.”
Graphic Novel Bundle Topics
The bundles above also have each individual graphic novel story available for purchase too.
For more information on other guided reading lessons, check out this blog post, 6 Steps of Guided Reading and How to Save Time.