Thursday, June 4, 2009

Kids Really Do Love Comics!

As the school year wraps up, my students are busy creating multimedia posters using Glogster. The title of their project is "My Year in Language Arts", and I am asking them to reflect on their favorite activities of the year. Of 63 students, every single one mentioned reading Jeff Smith's Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville as one of their favorite activities. I couldn't be happier.

Though they mostly remembered the study of the medium (page and panel layouts, other various jargon), their positive comments help me to remember just how much fun they had reading the book. They really laughed at loud at times!

It sounds like I'm gushing, and maybe I am. It's just been so rare in my career that students have reacted so positively to something I hold so dear.

Now the question is: how do I top it next year?

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