Happy and Engaged Writers: Graphic Novels and Underpants

Picture reading a book to your class while they all sit on the edge of their seats, anticipating the next word. Picture hearing your class roar with laughter when you get to the punch line in a novel. Imagine a text so compelling that even your most reluctant writers are inspired to create their own books upon hearing it. Sound impossible? Then you haven’t had Captain Underpants visit your class.

Conquering Teacher Trepidation

I was slightly reluctant to introduce the good Captain to my students. I didn’t want parents to rant about potty words or what they deemed inappropriate topics. I didn’t want to spend time on silly stories and not fine literature.

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