September 25, 2015

October Graphic Novel Celebration!

As I was checking out some blog I came across a post at Nerdy Book Club about celebrating graphic novels during the month of October.  

This really caught my interest because I know how much my middle grade students love graphic novels.  And lately when I help out in the media center it seems like the Big Nate books are exploding in popularity.  

After reading the post about the celebration of graphic novels I decided to participate! 

The month is being hosted by:
Franki Sibberson and Mary Lee Hahn of A Year of Reading
Alyson Beecher of KidLit Frenzy
Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan of Assessment in Perspective

Here's a bit about it taken from Nerdy Book Club:

What Is It? 
Each Thursday in October each of us will be blogging about graphic novels and the authors of graphic novels.  We will read and post about graphic novels so we can share titles and ideas.  On November 1, 2015 at 8:00 EST, we will culminate this celebration with a Twitter Chat featuring Terry Thompson the author of Adventures in Graphica: Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension, 2-6.

Here’s how you can participate:
  1. Grab a Badge (just copy the URL address of the one above or take a screenshot)
  2. Join the #GNCelebration Google Community 
  3. Read Graphic Novels:  All you need to do is read and/or reread some graphic novels.  Choose some you want to blog about.
  4. Write Your  Post:  Each Thursday in October, write a post about graphic novels, a graphic novel series or a graphic novel author.  In your post, please include the age range recommendations for your books and share why you love them so other readers can match books to their students.  If you want to share ideas of how you use these texts instructionally, go for it!
  5. Share Your Post: Each Thursday in October post your blog and link it to the#GNCelebration Google Community(
  6. No Blog?:  If you don’t have a blog, it is really easy to just post directly into the Google Community without a blog.  We will also be tweeting from the #GNCelebration hashtag.    
  7. Comment:  Each Thursday, take some time to read posts from other participants and please comment on at least three.

You can read Nerdy Book Club's Top Ten Reasons to join as well!!

I can't wait to get started! There have been some graphic novels I've really wanted to read!

1 comment:

  1. We are so excite that you are going to participate. Can't wait to hear about the graphic novels your students love to read.