SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

Teaching Verbal and Visual Literacy through Comics with Françoise Mouly

In our increasingly visual culture, making meaning out of reading with the aid of visuals may be the best way to become a lifelong reader, one who knows how to read for pleasure and for information – a reader who loves to read.

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On Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm CT, learn more about comics when we are joined by Françoise Mouly, founder of TOON Books, as she discusses her groundbreaking work to publish comics for beginning readers. 


We will discuss how:

  • Comics offer an expanded array of multimodal supports to assist readers in visualization, decoding text, and comprehending narratives.
  • Comics can be an effective on-ramp to grade-level text, particularly for reluctant readers.
  • TOON Books are carefully constructed by reading level and grade level so that teachers can then springboard into meaningful instruction about specific standards, including inferencing, predicting, envisioning, making connections, finding the main idea, and key details.

You'll also learn tips for making your own comics from TOON’s Eisner Award-Winning title, Comics: Easy as ABC –The Essential Guide to Comics for Kids by Ivan Brunetti and edited by Françoise Mouly.


Questions about this event should be sent to pubsubmit@follett.com


About Toon Books

TOON Books is home to high-quality, award-winning comics for kids.?Literacy experts have vetted every book to ensure its language and narrative are appropriate for its reading level. TOON’s leveled collections for Grades K-5 and CCSS-aligned lesson plans are a rapidly growing resource for schools and libraries.?The New York Times?has declared TOON Books “Comic books even teachers can love.”? 

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