Archie Graphics Reading Kit. Archie Comics Instructional. Communications Technology, 1116th Street, New York, N.Y. 10021
Written on fourth to fifth grade level.
Bourgeois, Jacques. Animating Film Without a Camera. New York: Sterling Publishing Company, 1974.
Techniques in drawing on film, excellent for sequencing skills.
Fader, Daniel and Shaevitz, Morton. Hooked on Books. New York, Berkley Publishing Corp., 1966.
Contains valuable information on how to teach reluctant readers.
Johnson, Eric. Life Into Language. New York: Bantam Book, 1976.
Created to inspire students and teachers deals with relevant topics and feelings. The last chapter deals with the concept of what makes a super hero. Ties in well with the unit.
Kunz, Linda and Viscount, Robert. Write Me A Ream. Teacher’s Press, Columbia University, 1974.
Has good exercises involving rewriting passages in reported speech and dialogue.
Leavitt, Hart and Sohn, David. Stop Look and Write. New York: Bantam Books.
Deals with writing feelings; has exercises to write from picture stimulus.
Pendulum Press, West Haven, Connecticut has a series of comic book kits with audiovisual materials. These include:
Solarman: A new series about a super hero who serves mankind
by teaching us how to be ecological.
Illustrated Classics: Like the old Classic Comics they
translate classic literature into a comic form.
Illustrated Contemporary Motivators
This series translates modern novels into a comic book form.
Illustrated Biographies: The biographies chosen are of people relevant to our students having a balance of the sexes and being multiracial.
Basic Illustrated History of America: It covers our history from 1500 to 1976.
Each series is high interest material, well illustrated and written on about a fourth grade level.
Spidey Super Stories. Marvel Comic Group, 575 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022.
They’re published bimonthly, written on a fourth grade level. There’re sold at drug stores or can be ordered through Marvel Comics. They look like regular comics except with slight changes in splash page and don’t have advertising.