• Asking students to create comics, not just read them, is a powerful and fun way to improve student learning. The limited space in which to tell a story in comic form forces students to summarize, which “promotes greater comprehension by asking students to analyze a subject to expose what’s essential and then put it in their own words” (Robert Marzano, et al 2001). As students work to support and extend their text with images, the dual coding of information boosts comprehension and retention.