Using Comic Books in the Classroom

When teachers looks to introduce Key Literacy Skills to their students, they often overlook the most powerful tool in reaching their students – Comic Books.  This multi-part series explores why comics should be used in your classroom, as well as what books are best suited for your classroom.

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)

Suggested Titles

Wondering what comics and graphic novels would be best for your class?  Here are a number of suggestions sorted by ability and grade level:

Comic Books Lesson Plans

These lesson plans focus on introducing, teaching, and enhancing all Ten Key Literacy Skills. They are scaffolded to best present the information to your students, and are tailored about specific graphic novels.

Street Fighter Origins: Akuma

Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet

DMZ: The Deluxe Edition Book One

Mouse Guard: Fall 1152

Samurai Grandpa