Graphic Novels Pro/Con

Graphic Novels Pro/Con

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  • Pro #1
  • Beautiful artwork helps us make inferences we wouldn't normally be able to make.
  • You get to see feelings and emotions of the story through color changes, facial expressions, story sequencing, etc.
  • Pro #2
  • I love this world...
  • Engaged readers lead to higher test scores.
  • The visual elements help struggling readers make predictions and they are usually quick reads with fast-paced plots.
  • Pro #3
  • Both fiction and non-fiction Graphic Novels add an emotional layer to the study of historical events, promoting empathy.  They can also be used to study narrative techniques and artistic elements.
  • Graphic Novels are a sequential art form that allows for deeper understanding and connection for all readers.
  • Con #1
  • Graphic Novels are an effective way to engage reluctant readers.
  • Con #2
  • Teachers can use graphic novels to enhance curriculum.  This benefits ALL students.
  • Con #3
  • Because of the visual element, Graphic Novels can be expensive.
  • NEW! NEW! NEW! Graphic Novels
  • Because of their popularity, they aren't as durable as other books.
  • This backpack is full of Graphic Novels!
  • Parents and other adults have concerns about the value of graphic novels.  They see it as a "cop-out" to real reading or worry about whether Graphic Novels are age-appropriate.  
  • We want our kids to read real books so they can be successful!
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