Why the Sea is Salty
Children love to look at colorful comics. We have taken advantage of this to introduce them to pre-reading and reading skills. Firstly, they can learn sequencing skills by following the story frames in the comic book. Secondly, they can begin to read the simple language in the speech bubbles. Thirdly, when reading skills have advanced they can read the more advanced language below each frame.
The pages could be exhibited on an interactive whiteboard or as enlarged posters.. The teacher can ask the children to explain what is happening in each frame and them read to them the words in the speech bubbles. This helps them to associate the action with the speech bubble text. This can be followed by the children being asked to tell what is being said and the teacher adding to this by reading the additional text. This can be followed by the children attempting to read all text form individual books.
Involving parents helps children to understanding that reading is not just a school thing. Individual books could be printed and prescribed as homework. Parents would be asked to follow the steps set out above.
If you find this one Comic Reading Book of value there is a set of six stories in a resource (Six kenandnick Comic Reading Books) in our shopfront.
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