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Ms. Z. from Gallup NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels Work! We Need More!

My students need 24 graphic novels, including "Captain Underpants" and "Flight" series titles.

  • $315 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

During third grade, we transition from reading mostly picture books to reading mostly chapter books. This is a difficult transition for many students. Graphic novels provide more text at a higher reading level, while still offering the support of visuals.

My students are primarily Navajo and live in rural New Mexico.

Every student at my school qualifies for free or reduced breakfast and lunch. Many students in our school don't have access to books at home and are only exposed to the books they read in school.

My Project

My ultimate goal is to increase my students fluency and comprehension while instilling in them a love for literature. Graphic novels are an exciting and accessible way to introduce students to longer texts with more complex plots and themes. I have seen my students fight over the graphic novels we do have even when they are at a challenging reading level. Graphic novels are particularly well suited to the needs of this population of students. Over the past two years, I have observed that my students tend to learn better when information is presented visually. Visual learning supports both the cultural learning style of my Navajo students as well as the english language learners in my classroom.

Reading comprehension is possibly the most important skill a student will acquire in elementary school.

If they leave third grade behind in comprehension, they may never catch up. Engaging reading material with visuals in my classroom will significantly improve the life paths of my students.

Ms. Z.
Grades 3-5
  • Rocky View Elementary School
  • Gallup, NM
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 55 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Second Captain Underpants Collection Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians Jarrett J. Krosoczka • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Unpopular (Amelia Rules! Series) Jimmy Gownley, Jimmy Gownley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.91 1 $7.91
Superheroes (Amelia Rules! Series), Vol. 3 Jimmy Gownley, Jimmy Gownley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.39 1 $9.39
A Very Ninja Christmas (Amelia Rules! Series) Jimmy Gownley, Jimmy Gownley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
When the Past is a Present (Amelia Rules! Series), Vol. 4 Jimmy Gownley, Jimmy Gownley (Artist) • Barnes and Noble $8.63 1 $8.63
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet Series #2) Kazu Kibuishi • Barnes and Noble $7.91 1 $7.91
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.76 1 $10.76
Our Hero (Babymouse Series #2) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Dragonslayer (Babymouse Series #11) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm, Jennifer L. Holm (Illustrator), Matt Holm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Beach Babe (Babymouse Series #3) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Burns Rubber (Babymouse Series #12) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm, Jennifer L. Holm (Illustrator), Matt Holm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Rock Star (Babymouse Series #4) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Musical (Babymouse Series #10) Matt Holm, Jennifer L. Holm, Jennifer L. Holm (Illustrator), Matt Holm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Skater Girl (Babymouse Series #7) Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Camp Babymouse (Babymouse Series #6) Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm • Barnes and Noble $2.68 1 $2.68
Heartbreaker (Babymouse Series #5) Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator), Matt Holm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Copper Kazu Kibuishi • Barnes and Noble $11.10 1 $11.10
Flight Volume Six Kazu Kibuishi • Barnes and Noble $18.00 1 $18.00
Flight, Volume 5 Kazu Kibuishi • Barnes and Noble $23.08 1 $23.08
Flight, Volume 4 Kazu Kibuishi (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $17.96 1 $17.96
Flight, Volume 3 Kazu Kibuishi (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $21.33 1 $21.33
Flight, Volume 2 Kazu Kibuishi (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $21.33 1 $21.33
Flight, Volume 1 Kazu Kibuishi (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36

Materials cost

$245.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$257.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.63

Total project goal

$314.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$314.59

8 Donors

-$303.61

Donations toward project cost

-$257.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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