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Genres of Literature: Current Children's & YA

Graphic Texts

    Distinguishing Characters

  •         Any genre can be presented as a graphic text.
  •         Ranges from full-length novels or story collections to biographies, informational texts and more.
  •         Uses panels, speech bubbles and art in a comic book style.
  •         Recent graphic literature has all the depth and variety typically found in any given genre.
  •         Reading experience is different but can be very rich because you are “reading” and responding to images.
  •         Visual literacy skills are required and enhanced.
  •         Many students are drawn to graphic texts and they can be an effective “hook” for some.
  •         Lessons on how to “read” a panel or page in a graphic texts can help students engage deeply with them.
  •        Try reading this format if you haven’t!