What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- script writing
- making new creations
- multiple forms of expression
- conveying messages effectively
Engagement, Approach, Support
Kids can create a cool narrative comic, and the intuitive drag-and-drop tool is easy to use. Energetic explanations pop up as your cursor rolls over design options; sounds play as you add elements.
Storytelling, creativity, and other skills are fun to practice. Kids can design layouts and manipulate images. The tool doesn't provide direct lessons; you'll need to use extra materials to provide feedback and learning.
Additional educator resources include lesson plans that can help teachers structure tool use to emphasize key concepts. The site also provides links to supplementary graphic-novel-use websites.
What's it about?
Is it any good?
Explore, discuss, enjoy
Families can talk about telling stories using pictures and dialogue instead of only text. What recent family event could your child turn into a graphic novel?
What are the biggest challenges when you're telling a story using mostly pictures instead of text as in a book? Are there certain items that can be conveyed better with images or written words?
Discuss how chronological order is used in stories. Can your child identify a clear beginning, middle, and end of a favorite movie or book?