Engaging Reluctant Readers through the Power of Graphic Novels

Reading is an essential skill that opens doors to knowledge, imagination, and personal growth. However, many students find traditional books daunting and struggle to develop a love for reading. This is where graphic novels come in as a powerful tool to engage reluctant readers. With their...

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Readability: Practical Steps for Teachers

By David Wray

One of the key things that teachers need to get right in teaching reading is the match between the reader and the text. Text which is too difficult will put readers off. Text which is too easy will not help them learn. Getting this match right depends on an understanding of...

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Make a Difference for Non-Readers—Without Adding to Your Work Load!

 Yvonna Graham, M.Ed.r 

Those Kids (You Know the Ones I Mean)

If you teach high school, you have students who either try to disappear into the back or who think they are The Fonz reincarnated. Almost certainly, the dark secret they desperately try to hide is that they can't read.

They...

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Required Reading is a Drag You Can Easily Fixed

Most students hate required reading. Hacking Literacy author Gerard Dawson explains how to improve this issue with the 80/20 Analysis in the Hack Learning Podcast episode above.

Here are the highlights:

The Problem: Required Reading is a Drag

Many literacy teachers face a conundrum:...

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Gaining Student Investment With Graphic Novels and Comics

Here's the problem. Many don’t see graphic novels as serious learning, or they only see the limited potential.

Author Shveta Miller, a teacher leader and global advocate for teaching with comics, sees it very differently. In her book Hacking Graphic Novels, Miller shows...

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