This competition has now closed* - but don't let that stop you getting creative!
Comic books can be a great way of interesting children who aren’t enthusiastic readers. Comics are often filled with high-energy plots, beautiful illustrations and engaging language, and can be more accessible to reluctant readers than text-only books.
We want you to help us use the power of comics to get children reading, writing and drawing to improve their literacy skills and inspire a love of reading.
Tips for parents and carers:
- Think up possible plot and character ideas together. The story can be about absolutely anything - from real life to pure imagination
- You could both look together for inspiration in books, magazines, movies and online
- Note down ideas as a list or create a mind map or spider diagram
- Ask your child to list their top 3 ideas and help them develop them by asking questions. For example. 'can you think of something funny that might happen?' and 'what could happen next?'
- When your child has decided on their characters and storyline help them plan what will go in each box of the comic strip provided on the competition sheet
*Terms and conditions apply. Only students, aged 7 to 11 years in schools in Keighley and Tong & Bowling can enter the competition. Competition closes 13 September 2019. There will be one winner from each area (Keighley and Tong/Bowling) and the winners will be notified before 29 November. No more than 2 entries per child.
Entries should be emailed to Bradfordstories@literacytrust.org.uk, given them to your Inspiring Parents contact, or posted them to Bradford Stories, National Literacy Trust, 68 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RL.