RWT: An Introduction to Genre Studies

Recently emerging as a genre “worth” studying in school, comics can act as a springboard for genre study as well as tap higher-order thinking skills. Versaci (2001) points out that “[A]side from engagement, comic books also help to develop much needed analytical and critical thinking skills. A common goal, regardless of the level we teach, is to help students read beyond the page in order to ask and answer deeper questions that the given work suggests about art, life, and the intersection of the two. Comic books facilitate this . . .”

Check out this great lesson plan on Genre Studies for Grades 3-5



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