Graphic Horror Teaching Tips and Activities

Updated on 28 May 2024


Introduce classic literature to young readers with the excitement of the graphic novel format. Graphic novels may be shorter on text, but that doesn’t mean they are short on learning! Graphic novels and comics can be used to teach reading processes and writing techniques as well as expand vocabulary. This teaching guide encourages readers to think deeper about some of the world’s most timeless scary stories while also exploring fun activities.


  • research
  • alternate formats
  • fluency practice
  • discussion questions
  • primary sources
  • vocabulary
  • creative writing

Content Areas

literature, teaching guide


Grade 5 - Grade 8


This free guide complements Graphic Horror titles available from Magic Wagon. Use this guide to help students get more out of their comic book reading.

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