Graphic Novels & Comics for Visual Learners
This is my first post so please go easy on me.
I am homechooling my two children in Australia and have a particular interest in visual literacy, as my son who is now 9, though talented in many ways is what you would regard a "reluctant reader".
As a librarian in my previous life (ie before children) and then having run a business devoted to promoting comics to schools and libraries I thought I could share a few resources for parents whose children may not be picking up on reading as quickly as they would like or who are looking for non-traditional resources for their visually inclined kids.
Some great graphic novels (comics in book form) for beginner readers:
Stinky ISBN: 0979923840
Owly (5 volumes by Andy Runton)
The Wind In The Willows ISBN: 1597070955
Benny and Penny Volume 1 Just Pretend ISBN: 0979923808
Benny and Penny Volume 2 The Big No-No!ISBN: 0979923891
Yakari (various volumes)
Otto's Orange Day ISBN: 0979923824
Baby Mouse (various volumes)
Adventures In Cartooning ISBN: 1596433698 (also good to encourage writing as it is a comic that centres around making comics)
I have further descriptions of the titles on my blog but won't post it unless someone is interested, to avoid the whole SPAM thing.
Also if anyone is interested I can post another list for emerging readers, tweens, etc.
My focus is on great stories with engaging art and for this level at least, an appropriate vocabulary level.
Has anyone used comics in their homeschooling with success? I would love to hear about it.
Thanks for the opportunity to contribute