Jessica Lee, Teacher Librarian at Willard Middle School highly recommends this program for all parents:
Reading with Pictures: Comics and Literacy
Tuesday June 4th, 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Berkeley Public Library, Central Library
What happens in a child’s mind when they read a comic? Does reading comics prepare children for other forms of literacy? How is the comics medium similar to the increasingly visual information landscape of the Internet? Josh Elder, Executive Director of the education nonprofit Reading With Pictures, offers parents insight into how comics can make their kids better readers and how to make comics a part of a healthy reading diet!
My children love comic books, graphic novels, you name it (and so does their dad). As a child, I loved my Archie comics, but as an adult I cannot force myself to care about BLAMMO and little thought bubbles. KAPOW!! Since I am interested in boosting literacy, I thought this event sounded worth sharing. ZOWIE!