This morning a 5th grade class from Brown Elementary is participating in a special TWICE ASK session with Sue Stauffacher about her comic books called Wireman. This particular series is designed for students who are struggling with reading; common sight words are carefully sprinkled through the comic to increase student’s reading skills. In the picture, Sue is showing the difference between writing a comic book script and writing a novel. Students learned in this program the long process it takes to get from idea to finished product.
Here are some of the questions the students asked:
- Do you like writing comics or books more and why?
- What is your favorite issue of Wireman and why?
- Why did you decide to write a comic on Wireman instead of another book?
- Are you going to write another story line with the same characters?
- Are you planning on adding any new characters? (There’s a Navaho code-talker in one of the pictures and he’ll be coming back in future issues.)
Lucky for the students in this class, Sue is sending them the script and the draft comic strip for volume 3. They’ll be the first class to see it!
Because we didn’t fill this session, this class got to be one-on-one with Sue. The students had written their own sequels for volume three and they shared them with Sue.
Sue also read her new book, Nothing But Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson, which is coming out in October. This book is a feast of words and pictures! We’ll have to schedule an ASK program on this book for sure. Check the TWICE ASK website in the fall for next year’s sessions with Sue Stauffacher.