Long gone are the days of teachers asking to borrow binders, and pulling multi-generation photocopies from clear plastic envelopes.

Here, I hope to help increase classroom engagement and student learning through the use of technology, project based learning, and unique high interest topics.

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Teaching with Comics

Prepare your students to put their Key Litearcy Skills into practice by downloading free classroom-ready lesson plans for hot Graphic Novels.

“The reading program should include a wide variety of literary, informational, and graphic texts that engage students’ interest and imagination – for example … comic books.
(The Ontario Curriculum Grades 9 and 10: English 2007, 16)


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About Me

Hi! I’m Michael Barltrop, and I’ve been teaching since 2006, integrating Comics, Video Games, and TTRPGs into my classroom. I’ve acted as the head of English, Literacy, and Universal Design. Read more

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