Graphic novels are being used in classrooms to motivate young readers in new, unique and accessible ways! That’s why we are excited to team up with Skype in the Classroom to celebrate graphic novels for #TeachGRAPHIXWeek!
From January 23-27, #TeachGRAPHIXWeek will offer literacy tools for teachers and librarians to bring these books alive in the classroom — including a LIVE broadcast, Skype calls with Scholastic authors, a Twitter chat, classroom teaching guides and a chance to win a Graphix library!
Here’s how you can participate:
Graphix authors & illustrators can come into your classroom via Skype. There are sessions available throughout the week, but make your request early as sessions fill up fast! Sign up here.
Join Scholastic, Skype and classes around the world for a live Skype broadcast event Monday, January 23 at 1 PM EDT with Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom, creators of the Dream Jumper series. Classrooms are invited to submit questions in advance and during the broadcast on Twitter using #TeachGRAPHIXLive
Join bestselling Amulet series author, Kazu Kibuishi, for a live Twitter chat, Wednesday, January 25, at 1 PM EDT. Join by tweeting your questions @SkypeClassroom and using #TeachGRAPHIXChat
4) Enter our contest for a chance to win a Graphix library for your class (US Schools Only)
Get your students excited for #TeachGRAPHIXWeek by entering our contest! They can create their very own graphic novel page answering the question, “Why Do You Love Graphic Novels?” using words and pictures to express themselves. Ten (10) winners will receive two sets of Graphix Classroom Libraries.Winners will be announced February 16, 2017.
Teachers: Check out our Guide to Using Graphic Novels with Kids & Teens as well as the Stacks site where your students can create their own online printable comic books based on the graphic novel series!
Also, join Skype in the Classroom’s Literacy Campaign and celebrate reading and writing with your classroom by inviting an author to talk to your students over Skype or participate in one of the fun literacy activities.
Parents: Why not ask your school to get involved with Skype in the Classroom so your kids can experience the world live from their classrooms?