3 Ways Graphic Novels Benefit Reading Skills

There are some myths about reading that tend to be perpetuated relentlessly. One of them is that graphic novels don’t count as “real reading.”

However, teachers and literacy experts disagree with this. Graphic novels will improve your child’s reading skills like any other book would, and they are fantastic choices for reading outside of class.

Packed with rich plots, complex storylines, and captivating visual elements, graphic novels have a unique appeal to readers — and when kids find books they are interested in, they are more likely to read. In fact, according to the 7th edition of the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report, 89 percent of kids agree that their favorite books are the ones they picked out themselves.