The best comics for: Grade 11 students

Graphic Novels…

have a place in the English Classroom.  When focusing on key literacy skills it doesn’t matter what sort of text students engage with.  Few teachers refuse to teach short stories because they’re “not real books” and yet that stigma exists when it comes to graphic novels.

While graphic novels can help struggling readers, by offering visual cues to help decode the text, they are also excellent texts to engage the most avid of readers.

Authority: Volume 1

By: Warren Ellis

I Kill Giants

By: Joe Kelly

Promethea: Volume 1

By: Alan Moore

Sandman: A Game of You

By: Neil Gaiman


By: Bryan Lee O’Malley


By: Jeff Lemire


By: Marjane Satrapi


By: Art Spiegelman

Night Fisher

By: R. Kikuo Johnson

Add your own graphic novel suggestions, and tips for using graphic novels in the classroom, in the comments below.

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