Teachers and Librarians: Educators Guide to March: Book Two

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund presents

Using Graphic Novels In Education: March: Book Two

Using Graphic Novels in Education is an ongoing feature from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers.

Access the CBLDF educator guide to March: Book Two

Sections and topics in the Using Graphic Novels in Education guide:

• Lewis’s Story in March: Book Two

• For Black History Month
• Cultural Diversity, Civic Responsibilities, and Social Issues
• Language, Literature, and Language Usage
• Critical Thinking and Inferences
• Modes of Storytelling and Visual Literacy
• Suggested Prose Novel and Poetry Pairings
• Common Core State Standards:


The Using Graphic Novels In Education: March: Book Two guide was created by Meryl Jaffe.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD teaches visual literacy and critical reading at Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth OnLine Division and is the author of Raising a Reader! and Using Content-Area Graphic Texts for Learning. She used to encourage the “classics” to the exclusion comics, but with her kids’ intervention, Meryl has become an avid graphic novel fan. She now incorporates them in her work, believing that the educational process must reflect the imagination and intellectual flexibility it hopes to nurture. In this monthly feature, Meryl and CBLDF hope to empower educators and encourage an ongoing dialogue promoting kids’ right to read while utilizing the rich educational opportunities graphic novels have to offer. Please continue the dialogue with your own comments, teaching, reading, or discussion ideas at meryl.jaffe@cbldf.org and please visit Dr. Jaffe at http://www.departingthe text.blogspot.com.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.