Blog Posts tagged: comics for literacy with Adam Murphy

Adam Murphy drawing at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016, image by Jo Cotterill

Comics in the Classroom Part 4: How to Draw a Comic

When we ask pupils to create comics, we're asking them to apply not only writing but also drawing skills, but we shouldn't get too hung up on being able to produce artistic masterpieces. Adam Murphy explains some basic principles in this blog post, as well as highlighting the importance of not worrying too much about the aesthetics.

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Comics in the Classroom Part 3: Using Comics with Pupils

In Part 3 of his series on comics' role in learning, Adam Murphy looks at tried and tested methods of using comics in the classroom, with a particular focus on additional support needs.

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Comics in the Classroom Part 2: A Gateway to a Love of Reading

In part 2 of his Comics and Literacy series, comic writer and artist Adam Murphy talks to us about why comics are so effective at boosting the confidence of reluctant readers.

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Comics in the Classroom Part 1: Comics Inside the Brain

With a burgeoning market for comic books and increasing interest in their potential to develop literacy, it's time to take a close look at how we interact with these texts. Comic creator Adam Murphy, author of Corpse Talk and Lost Tales, is on hand to explain more in this first in a series of blog posts looking at how we read comics and their potential applications in the classroom.

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