The Reluctant Reader
Many students instantly shut down when they encounter lengthy paragraphs or tricky passages. They are quick to give up and as a result, they miss out on valuable content.
We are here to make content approachable again. Reluctant readers gravitate toward comics because the visuals make it EASY for them to translate the content.
Teachers have a lot on their plates. I know. I was there.
As educators, we have such a long list of responsibilities and duties. On top of this, our classrooms are growing more and more diverse making it challenging to find lesson plans to meet the needs of every student in the classroom.
I used to spend my evenings searching for engaging and impactful lesson plans. I was exhausted.
My goal is to make it EASY for science teachers to find the impactful, NGSS standards aligned resources they need to succeed.
Comics Make it Fun
Comics have the power to grab attention and make reading science fun (for all ages).
They are naturally differentiated making content accessible to struggling readers, English language learners, SPED students, and more.
They make concepts understandable for children, parents, and teachers.
Comics even the laying field.
Whether you are helping your learner at home or in school, comics are a game changer.
Try them today and watch your students light up with excitement.
The Cool School Comics Story
It all began at a charter school for at-risk youth. Winter was long over, and one of teachers' biggest stressors was on the horizon.... state testing.
Meanwhile, I was facing a class full of reluctant readers. They were bored with textbooks and had little interest in even reading the directions on their assignments.
My students were missing valuable content, and the tests were looming.
I had to think fast.
How could I adapt my curriculum to deliver the content quickly and engage my students in reading?
On a whim, I scribbled down a short comic to illustrate a concept I knew my students were struggling with. The comics was pretty basic, but it delivered the facts in the form of characters, diagrams, and word bubbles.
To my surprise, my students LOVED the comic. They eagerly examined and read every inch of it. They were excited about the concept and thirsty for more.
In response to this, I continued to create comics and fine tune them into the most effective learning tool possible.