Welcome to the world of comics and pop culture education! This section gives you everything you need to get started in this exciting and innovative new field.

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The growth of the graphic novel category has created an entirely new opportunity for today’s students through stories and content that energizes the educational process. On this site you will find all the information and materials you need: Baseline info about comics/graphic novels, articles on how to teach with graphic novels, solutions to administrative and parental challenges, basics for teaching with comics, definitions of terminology, classroom materials, recommended reading lists, recommended classroom lists, conferences and more!

Resources and Reference

Recommended Reading

Teaching Guides

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

  Classroom Teaching Guide   This is the story of Kamala Khan, a Muslim teenager from Jersey City, who rebels against her parents’ wishes, to attend a party. As she struggles at the party to fit in with her classmates, a mysterious mist endows Kamala with amazing...

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Dog Man Unleashed

  Classroom Teaching Guide   Essentially a spin-off of the popular Captain Underpants series, this is the second installment in the series of stories starring Dog Man, the most drooling (and least focused) member of his police force. His crime-fighting adventures are...

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  Classroom Teaching Guide   Both HowToons volumes are collections of comics, strips and stories that have appeared in various locations since their debut in the early 2000s. The volumes feature dozens of DIY projects that are aimed at later elementary and middle...

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Rapunzel’s Revenge

  Classroom Teaching Guide   What if Rapunzel rescued herself? In this rousing retelling of the fairy tale, set in the Old West, Rapunzel doesn’t wait around for a rescue—she makes use of her unnaturally long hair to free herself and go after the “mother” who...

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Owly: Flying Lessons

  Classroom Teaching Guide   Cartoonist Andy Runton’s Owly stories star a kind-hearted (vegetarian) owl who, along with his best friend Wormy, has sweet adventures and makes lots of new forest friends. In Flying Lessons, Owly and Wormy glimpse a mysterious new...

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Odd Duck

  Classroom Teaching Guide   Theodora loves her orderly, predictable, solitary life. When the unruly, fun-loving Chad moves in next-door, Theodora’s world is rudely disrupted! Despite her misgivings, Theodora decides to be gracious and make the best of a bad...

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