I'm really excited to join Franki and Mary Lee at A Year of Reading, Alyson at Kid Lit Frenzy and Claire and Tammy from Assessment in Perspective to talk about this wonderful reading format! Hooray for Graphic Novels!
"What are your favorite kinds of books?"
"What is your favorite genre?"
In the past two years, I've been introduced to graphic novels, have fallen in love with graphic novels, but have never had to learn so much about a format.
Yes, that is what graphic novels are. A format. Like an e-book. Like a chapter book. Ora a hardcover. Or a picture book.
Yet may readers put graphic novels as its own genre.
Ignore that it's a graphic novel. If it were any other book, where would you put it?
As we build students' reading identities, we help them understand genres they enjoy reading. As they come to understand reading preferences, they should also understand they can read a variety of formats within that genre.
Thinking of some favorite series, here's where I would put them:
Fantasy: Amulet, Cleopatra in Space, Zita the Spacegirl, Jellaby, HiLo
Realistic Fantasy: Babymouse, Squish, Lunch Lady
Memoir: Smile, Sisters, El Deafo
Realistic Fiction: Babysitters Club