Make the case for (or against) graphic novels and comic books in schools. Can students learn just as much from image based texts?
Make the case for (or against) graphic novels and comic books in schools. Can students learn just as much from image based texts?

Not everyone likes to read the same thing. Some people love comics, but dislike novels. Others like certain genres of literature like romance or adventure, but have no interest in science fiction.

In schools, novels and texts tend to be fairly generalized. As a student, you almost always know to expect a novel to end up on your reading list. But, by choosing strictly novels and short stories, are teachers and school districts isolating a portion of the student body?

Can students learn the same, or more, from a graphic novel or comic? Is there a place for these kinds of texts in schools? Make the case for or against visual texts in schools.

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