This is a brief powerpoint that goes over the page elements of a graphic novel.
I use this with my Grade 11 class in teaching Macbeth; I had a graphic novel version of Macbeth that was fairly accurate to the play. I would photocopy a few scenes (enlarging it) and white out all the speech bubbles. Students would have to use visual cues to input dialogue.
This idea can also be adapted with younger grades as a story composition tool.
None of the info in the powerpoint is original (made by me). The original source of this info can be found at http://www.getgraphic.org/resources/HowtoReadaGraphicNovel.pdf
Get Graphic: The World in Words and Pictures (www.getgraphic.org) started off as a community wide two year project designed to introduce teens, parents, librarians and teachers to the exciting and extremely popular literary format of graphic novels. They have more resources to use!