Comics make learning fun! Comics have gone from "scourge of the classroom" to legitimate teaching tools, and the Common Core State Standards for scholastic achievement now explicitly recommend their use in the classroom.Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter unites the finest creative talents in the comics industry with the nation's leading experts in visual Comics make learning fun! Comics have gone from "scourge of the classroom" to legitimate teaching tools, and the Common Core State Standards for scholastic achievement now explicitly recommend their use in the classroom.Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter unites the finest creative talents in the comics industry with the nation's leading experts in visual literacy to create a game-changing tool for the classroom and beyond. This full-color volume features more than a dozen short stories (both fiction and nonfiction) that address topics in Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Science, while offering an immersive textual and visual experience that kids will enjoy. Highlights include George Washington: Action President by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey, Doctor Sputnik: Man of Science by Roger Langridge, The Power of Print by Katie Cook, and many more. Includes a foreword by Printz and Eisner Award-winning author Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints). A downloadable Teachers' Guide includes standards-correlated lesson plans customized to each story, research-based justifications for using comics in the classroom, a guide to establishing best classroom practices, and a comprehensive listing of educational resources....
|Title||:||Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter|
|Number of Pages||:||184 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter Reviews
I took my nieces to comic con in August and decided it would defeat the purpose if we didn't look at the comics. I am very glad the girls chose this one. The 9 and 7 year old loved the book. They liked the pictures and the stories. I thought the science and math concepts were depicted in an interesting way. It was nothing new to me, but I wished I had read it this when I was younger because I may have understood the concepts better. My favorite section was the social studies section. It was very interesting.
Well done anthology showcasing comics on different subjects for use in the classroom. A couple of the math and science ones are kind of weak, but most do a good job explaining their topic inside a story. The history section made the best use of the learn-through-comics idea, but that makes sense since history is just telling a story anyway. I particulary enjoyed the Newton and Washington sections. Since this is aimed at grade schoolers, I already knew most of it. But I did learn a few new things so I'd assume most kids would too. And most importantly, the majority of it is fun.
For the most part, the math and science comics were a bit too in-your-face in their attempts at adding math and science lessons in a comic book format. I appreciate the attempt, and the two comics Finding Ivy (learning roman numerals) and the Solution Squad did work, as they integrated just a few concepts into plots that were plausible. On the other hand, the Social Studies section was wonderfully done, immersive and educational, while still being entertaining. If that had been the whole book, it would've received a much higher rating.
I love this book because it shows that comics and cartoons can make kids smarter. This is a very entertaining book. The characters and action are very phenomena, and theres no blood in it at all. Influences kids to do better to school and teaches them that school can be very fun, but also very boring too.
Maybe kids would find it more entertaining, but I just found it dumb. Couldn't even finish reading the whole book. Found little of actual substance in it, although I did enjoy the segment on Galileo.
Designed to illustrate how comics can be excellent learning tools, this book contains comics from a wide variety of contributors addressing academic subjects including math, science, history and language arts. I liked the science stories the best and probably the math the least.
I loved the idea of this book, but honestly my kids did not love it, they didn't hate it but they didn't read it for fun either. Frankly the individual stories might be more palatable in small doses as opposed to this big compendium.
Enjoyed it overall. Learned about the Whiskey Rebellion, proving to me that comics are great for teaching history (not that I doubted it)
There are comics that have to deal with social studies, science, math, language arts. Stories included:George WashingtonSputnikPower of Print
Elder and colleagues show how teachers can use comics and graphic novels to engage and teach.