University Life: A College Survival Story is graphic novel surrounding a group of incoming college freshman. This book serves as an effective tool to help students meet common core state standards such as:
Standards for English 6-12 relating to acquisition of key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas through the unique graphic novel format.
The nature and presentation of content is also extremely useful for developing college and career readiness standards for writing, speaking and listening, language, reading, and writing.
For each chapter, PowerPoint notes and an instructor manual are available.
Martha Cornig of Library Journal notes, “this entertaining and useful title will appeal to most young people interested in college as well as help parents understand the challenges facing their future grads and assist career counselors initiate discussions.”
Check out Jeremy’s TED talk on the graphic novel approach to education at the following link: