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Mr. Daunis from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Love of Literacy

My students need graphic novels to inspire their love of literacy.

  • $280 goal

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My Students

My students come from the largest school district in the state of Connecticut.

We are also one of the largest schools in our district.

Most of my students live below the poverty line, in environments that are not conducive to learning, and sometimes in circumstances we couldn't imagine. Even with these things going on around them, they make it to school every day and have an insatiable love of learning. The smiles on their faces as they walk through my classroom door every morning is truly what makes me come back each day.

My Project

The graphic novels and books I am requesting are interpretations of some newer superhero literature that my students have been very interested in. We have read portions of these stories in the past and my students have a very genuine interest in continuing to read how the stories pan out and then discuss them in our small group literature work. A great example is the Rebirth series from DC comics. In this reboot of the DC Universe in comics, the writers have given the readers an opportunity to come in with a blank slate and learn to love the characters and icons we grew up with. From the perspective of an educator, this particular line of comics presents a fantastic opportunity to use this media as a teaching tool. The Rebirth series a character driven arc for all the characters involved. Through this series my students and I can see how a character evolves and changes through their interactions with other characters and events throughout the DC Universe. It will be a great tool for exploring character development and in round table discussions.

Superheroes are very popular right now especially on film and I'm trying to harness that popularity and turn it towards my advantage in the classroom.

Embracing current trends to inspire new readers is a crucial step towards developing a new generation of enthusiastic readers.

Through these interpretations and high interest stories I hope to help the children transition into the full chapter books that many of us grew up with 20 years ago. I want to take something I know they will enjoy and use it to inspire the use of their imagination.

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Mr. Daunis
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Flash Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $14.39 2 $28.78
Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 1: Rise of the Batmen (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $13.89 2 $27.78
Superman Vol. 1: Son Of Superman (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
Wonder Woman Vol. 1: The Lies (Rebirth) (Wonder Woman DC Universe Rebirth) • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $12.11 2 $24.22
Superman: Action Comics Vol. 1: Path Of Doom (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $11.55 2 $23.10
Teen Titans Vol. 1: Damian Knows Best (Rebirth) (Teen Titans (DC Universe Rebirth)) • Amazon Business $11.55 2 $23.10
Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey Vol. 1: Who Is Oracle? (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $11.55 2 $23.10

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