Graphic Novels: Read the World through Words and Pictures


  • Shewun Sun University of Saskatchewan
  • Beverly Brenna


I would like to present the results from a survey I conducted with Dr. Brenna to investigate undergraduate teacher candidates’ attitude towards graphic novels.  This survey was designed to help us understand the background teacher candidates bring to ECUR 310.3 in terms of graphic novels.  This information has helped to identify areas of support for students in this class in terms of school resources and also illuminated findings that illustrate how graphic novels may be supportive to literacy development. I include relevant studies on graphic novels to support the argument that reading graphic novels has a positive impact on literacy development for different groups of students.