Wireman comics connect with hard-to-reach readers through culturally relevant literature that features relatable characters in familiar settings and provides a plot rich with elements that tap into the reader's everyday experiences--urban landscapes, friends, bullies and plenty of adolescent angst.
Volume 1 focuses on the 100 most common words, which represent 50% of all written English. Volume 2 focuses on the 300 most common words (65% of all written English). The accompanying curriculum guide provides extended support for building reading, fluency, comprehension and more.
Illiteracy in the urban core is a national problem and traditional approaches to literacy have failed many young people. Graphic stories like Wireman provide an alternative format that builds literacy in a wide range of readers, without stigmatizing those who struggle.
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Share a copy with your favorite reader, teacher, literacy coach or school administrator. Download the first two issues for free and share them with someone you know to help spread the word.
Get your copies of Wireman in our online store. Buy single issues or purchase a bound volume (a great choice for libraries). And be sure to check out the accompanying curriculum guide--it's full of literacy-building activities based on the series.
Once you try Wireman, we're sure you'll be hooked. That's why we encourage you to download the first two issues from our store--at absolutely no charge.
Read them yourself and then share with struggling readers in your home, classroom, or community. See for yourself how the right read can make all the difference in inspiring reading in once-reluctant readers.