Primarily comics are used as a motivation tool for reading, but some classes have studied graphic novels in their language arts or Art curriculum. Other classes have brought specific comics into the classroom that relate to a curriculum area.
Worried that the common core is excluding comics from the curriculum? It doesn't have to. Check out these resources.
Search the I.S. 278 library catalog for graphic novels.
Search by title, author, or keyword. Types of keyword/subjects: graphic novel, comic, etc.