The illustrations and structural components in graphic novels provide readers with a new way to practice analysis skills. Complex thinking pairs well with complex writing in these short spurts of condensed word arrangement.
This is an effective way to bring writing and analysis to the reading -- and it's also not bad to grade!!!!! Assign as HW, CW, or make it a major writing assessment. Lots of flexibility & differentiation with this one.
Consider teaching my Graphic Novel Vocab & Graphic Novel Vocab Quiz before reading Persepolis or any graphic novel.
Includes Student Directions, Teacher Page, and 2 complete Student Exemplars from past students.