Free Comic Book Day 2014 has now come and gone, but the memories will not soon be forgotten. Please enjoy collection of photos from our readers and contributors, depicting how and where they celebrated their FCBD. We at Geeks With Wives are very passionate about comics and their educational benefits, below you can find links to your podcast discussing this as well as some excellent resources on the subject.
You can find our podcast discussing Free Comic Book Day and the benefits of comics and childhood literacy Here. Some other excellent resources are listed below.
- comicbookclassroom.org (Comic Book Classroom is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that provides free comic book based curriculum which improves literacy and art skills, increases student achievement, and develops personal awareness)
- readingwithpictures.org (the guys behind the successful kickstarter project to create “The Graphic Textbook” Aimed at grades 3-6, The Graphic Textbook features short stories that address topics drawn from the list of Common Core Standards. The accompanying Teacher’s Edition will include Standards-correlated lesson plans customized to each story, research-based justifications for using comics in the classroom, a guide to establishing best classroom practices and a comprehensive listing of additional educational resources, both in print and online.)
- comicbookproject.org/ “The Comic Book Project” World-renowned literacy initiative engaging young people in the process of planning, writing, designing & publishing original comic books. Engaging children in a creative process is leading to academic reinforcement, social awareness & character development