Ten elementary students stand with their hands up after performing a play

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Are Graphic Novels Just Comic Books?
Casie Cobos, English Language Arts Teacher

Several years ago I became a parent in Anita Taj’s then-Lower Elementary classroom when my oldest moved out of Primary. During that Transition to Elementary meeting, Anita looked around the parent circle and looked nervously at me, the high school English Language Arts teacher, and said, “We have daily reading time–and I consider graphic novels to be books.” Being an avid book lover, I knew then that she was going to be a superb teacher (by the way, I was right).