Adolescents and "Autographics": Reading and Writing Coming-of-Age Graphic Novels

Hughes, Janette Michelle; King, Alyson; Perkins, Peggy; Fuke, Victor
May 2011
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;May2011, Vol. 54 Issue 8, p601
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents two case studies on the impact reading and writing graphic novels has on secondary students in and around Toronto, Canada. The author discusses the inclusion of visual literacy in the classroom and the combination of text, illustrations, and spatial elements graphic novels provide. The author concludes that the study shows a heightened interest and excitement in writing assignments incorporating reading and creating graphic novels.


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