We begin here, with the idea of:

Directly teaching and using Graphic Narratives such as Graphic Novels in the Composition Classroom

During a summer session (5 weeks) at Mt. View College this summer I taught a Composition II class centered upon the rationale of having students approach a graphic novel, of their choosing (from a provided list), and argue an answer to one of three proposed questions:

  • Should _________________ (insert graphic novel selection) be considered appropriate for use in the college classroom (pick a type of classroom)? 
  • Should _______________ _ (insert graphic novel selection) be considered worthy of someone wanting to read it? For what purpose might someone want to read it? Does it have merit?
  • Should _________________ (insert graphic novel selection) be considered or adopted as a worthy piece of literature based on its literary merit (you argue for it), universal themes, and/or longevity potential?

Continue reading “Teaching the Graphic Novel, an Approach for Comp II Classroom, Part 1”

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