2019 TJ Comics: Monthly English Comics
|Introducing, the very creative TJ Comics team: Bungai, Vanessa, Genius, Agnes, & Farah.|
What if I have students who can barely read due to years of academic neglect & literacy drought?My students hail from all over Sarawak, including rural areas and low-income communities. Unlike SMS/MRSM/Kolej, our sports school does not turn away students who perform poorly in their studies. We have accepted and kept students with straight Es as long as they have good discipline & they show commitment to their sport. Where they come from does not determine where they will be in the future. I believe my students have the ability to face their fears, improve, and win.
What kind of reading material would such students be able to comprehend & benefit from?After discovering Vanessa Emelda Austin's spectacular doodles during a semester exam, I recruited her to choose & lead a team of peers in producing handmade comics each month. I would then proofread, have her revise, scan, print & have the comic posted on the noticeboard of each classroom at school.
|My form 5 class certainly enjoyed reading the comics.|