Graphic, Comic, & Humor Books
Alternative Genres & Text Types to Engage Readers
Excite and motivate even the most reluctant readers with this collection of visually appealing books. Informational text comes to life in the Graphic Books, which can be used on their own or in conjunction with a related Leveled Book. The comic strip format of the Comic Books and the simple, captioned photos in Humor Books make reading fun.
Why Use Graphic, Comic, & Humor Books
To meet today's rigorous standards, students must read various genres and text types. Graphic Books allow students to explore nonfiction topics in a visually appealing format with accessible text. Visual learners, as well as reluctant, struggling readers will enjoy this collection.
The books in this collection use speech bubbles and closely linked text and images, and the Comic & Humor books also exhibit forms of humor such as word play, situational humor, physical humor, and character humor.
How to Use Graphic, Comic, & Humor Books
The Cross-Text Lesson accompanying each of the Graphic Books provides tips for how to use the Graphic Book as an introduction or an extension of the connected Reading A-Z nonfiction Leveled Book. Use the projectable or print version of the book for whole-class, small-group, or individual instruction. Students can also access Graphic Books through the Reading Room on Kids A-Z, or you can assign them to students using the Assign button.
These pocket-sized books use favorite characters, such as Mac and Tosh and the Monsters, to teach left to right print tracking, dialogue, and humor.
Humor Books can help you teach critical skills such as making inferences, determining author's purpose, problem solving, understanding associations among ideas, and mastering language rules and how they can be broken to make fun. Students can also use Wordless versions of some of the books to write their own jokes and riddles.