Last week The Land featured a story from The Hamilton and Alexandra College, Hamilton, Vic titled Farmer Charlie and the Chicken Chasers.
The below is by Littlescribe founder Jenny Atkinson on the superpower of graphic novels when it comes to children’s literacy.
Encourage the comics
What happens when you cross a chicken farmer with a graphic novel?
The relatable and familiar topic of a chicken farmer, encouraging the use of humour, the suspense of a punch line and permission to create a comic strip (graphic novel) turns kids onto writing and into writers.
This is a powerful combination and drives a child’s desire and skills while increasing their memory.