Experimenting with Comics: The use of comics in promoting reading and literacy

Gibson, Mel (2009) Experimenting with Comics: The use of comics in promoting reading and literacy. [Broadcast]

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Whitley Bay High School, Tyneside, embraces the use of comics and graphic novels to encourage reading in the library, and boost pupil engagement with English. Visual literacy expert Doctor Mel Gibson visits the school to promote the positive impact of comics as an educational resource, and library manager Gareth Ellis works with Mel to increase the school's stock of comics, and bring less-keen readers into the library. Mel leads a workshop with Year 9 pupils, to increase their awareness of the wide range of comics on offer for boys and girls of all ages. Keen to help the school develop their use of comics and graphic novels in the classroom, she runs a training session with English teachers Lynne Smith and Faye Robinson. We return to the school one month later to assess whether comics have boosted reading in general, and see if they've proved to have real educational value in the classroom.

Item Type: Broadcast
Subjects: X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 10:03
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2018 10:03
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/34952

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