Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.
When Grady's family moves to a deserted island in the Florida Keys, the family finds more activity than expected as a hurricane comes their way.
After P.J. and his family move to Texas, he has trouble fitting in at his new school and finds himself increasingly ashamed of his deaf father, but when he joins the chess club he finds his life turning around for the better.
To earn money for football camp, Joshua reluctantly becomes a golf caddy and solve a mystery on the course.
Buzz and his friend Miranda are thrilled to meet the stars of their favorite television program "Star Searchers," but soon learn that their heroes are just ordinary people as they join forces with the actors to battle aliens from the planet Xycon.
Fourteen-year-old Jonathan receives a message from a fish while diving in Hawaii and becomes concerned about ocean pollution.
A chance friendship with an elderly ex-magician helps Jared come to terms with the tensions in his own family.