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Dec. 22, 2021

S2 12 Creating a LOVE for Reading with Makaela Anderson

Makaela Anderson, a Senior Research Associate for Research Surveys and an adjunct professor for UCSD's EL Institute, shares her expertise in creating a love for reading with your ELLs through comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels. Learn how she engages language learners in reading through comic series such as Burka Avenger and American English resources. She has a wealth of resources to get you started and motivate your ELLs.

Zonk 1 and 2




Burka Avenger


Panels and Perspectives


Graphic Novels



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Makaela Anderson

Makaela Anderson is an alumna of University of California, San Diego and Stanford University and holds certifications from University of Cambridge (CELTA), the National Conflict Resolution Center (Mediation), Stanford University (Negotiation), and Google (Python). She has worked in ESL/EFL education since 2011, served as the English Language Fellow in Niger and Côte d’Ivoire, and is currently a Senior Research Associate for Education Surveys with Hanover Research and an adjunct professor at UC San Diego’s English Language Institute. Anderson is a San Diego native, comics nerd, baseball fan, award-winning amateur baker, and avid advocate for the Oxford comma.