Graphic Novels

Question of the Day: Some teachers say that graphic novels don’t count as reading due to the amount of pictures. What do you think of reading graphic novels? Can they have intellectual value?

Personally, I’ve started to get more into them. I think they count as reading, but you need to read more if them. I can read one in twenty minutes! You also need to actually read the text and select graphic novels with some substance to them!

Let me know what you think in the comments below!! 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Graphic Novels

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  2. They totally count! Comics require inference in order to piece together what happens *between* the panels. Plus, it’s still storytelling. My students are in love with SMILE by Raina Telgemeier (actually, everything she does) and FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST by Hiromu Arakawa.

  3. I love graphic novels! I think that its weird that teachers don’t like comics. When you’re learning to read as a kid they use images to teach it. We were suppose to inference from the images and try to figure where the story was going. I think its natural for people to want to combine them together because its familiar. Plus they say images are worth a thousand words!

    • Good point! Plus, there are definitely graphic novels with value other than entertainment value, and that shouldn’t be ignored. In school, they want kids to enjoy reading, and if getting someone to enjoy reading takes letting them reading graphic novels, I say why not? (Plus they are just awesome… Lol)

      • Exactly, i know so many people who associate reading negatively because of school assigned reading. People at publishing house must agree with use though because so many books both classics and not are being converted to graphic novels. Its really cool to see different formats of the same work.

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