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Ms. Norton from Woodbury MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Boys Get Graphic with Books!

My students need 40+ quality graphic novels to provide exciting and high-interest reading material.

  • $360 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Some children are naturally drawn to books. For others, Xbox, Wii, TV, and sports seem much more appealing. When I encounter a reluctant reader I must find a kind of text that interests the student and can bring him or her into the world of reading. For many boys the answer is graphic novels.

I am fortunate to teach 25 fabulous second graders in a large suburban school.

Twelve of my students speak a language other than English at home. More than 25% of the class receives Free or Reduced Lunch. They are kind, enthusiastic and curious. This year, I have students ranging from very beginning readers to a student who is reading at a fifth grade level.

My Project

The 44 graphic novels that I have requested will provide high-interest free choice reading to all of my students -- the boys in particular. I deliberately chose quality titles that will still be exciting years from now. The titles include realistic fiction, fantasy, myths, and science fiction genres. Because my students are at different reading levels I selected a range of reading levels from 1st grade to 4th grade. The vivid illustrations help capture and hold the readers' attention. These graphic novels model plot and text features that we study in second grade. Students who are not drawn to more conventional books will be able to learn that reading is fun.

I can help my students gain the skills needed to become a successful reader.

However, it is much more difficult for me to help a student gain the DESIRE to read. When students enjoy reading they are much more likely to read for pleasure. Research indicates that the more a student voluntarily reads for pleasure the better he/she will likely perform on standardized tests. Graphic novels are an eye-catching and high-interest kind of book that can help reluctant readers learn the joy of reading.

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Ms. Norton
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Freddie Ramos Takes Off: Book 1 Jacqueline Jules • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Kung Fu Masters (Twisted Journey Series #12) Evonne Tsang, Alitha E. Martinez (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.79 1 $6.79
Captured by Pirates Justine Fontes, Ron Fontes, David Witt (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.79 1 $6.79
Terror in Ghost Mansion Paul D. Storrie, Sandy Carruthers (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.79 1 $6.79
No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay) Trudi Trueit, Jim Paillot (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Three Claws in the City Cari Meister, Dennis Messner (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.22 1 $4.22
Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit Jarrett J. Krosoczka • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown Jarrett J. Krosoczka • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute Jarrett J. Krosoczka • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians Jarrett J. Krosoczka • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta Jarrett J. Krosoczka • AKJ BOOKS $5.55 1 $5.55
MAC Attack! (The Adventures of Daniel Boom (aka Loud Boy), Vol. 2 David Steinberg, Brian Smith (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders Mike Townsend • AKJ BOOKS $10.25 1 $10.25
Hercules: The Twelve Labors: A Greek Myth Paul D. Storrie, Steve Kurth (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.64 1 $7.64
Jason: Quest for the Golden Fleece, a Greek Myth Jeff Limke, Barbara Schulz (Illustrator), Tim Seeley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.64 1 $7.64
Yu the Great: Conquering the Flood: A Chinese Legend Paul D. Storrie, Sandy Carruthers (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.64 1 $7.64
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future Dav Pilkey, Harold Hutchins, George Beard • AKJ BOOKS $8.54 1 $8.54
Spider-Man: Spider-Man Versus Electro (I Can Read Book 2 Series) Susan Hill, Inc. Mada Design (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Dragonbreath: Curse of the Were-wiener Ursula Vernon • AKJ BOOKS $8.88 1 $8.88
Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs Ursula Vernon • AKJ BOOKS $8.88 1 $8.88
Super Friends: Flying High Random House • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Meanwhile: Pick Any Path. 3,856 Story Possibilities Jason Shiga • AKJ BOOKS $10.90 1 $10.90
Amazing Spider-Man: Spider-Man Versus the Vulture (I Can Read Book 2 Series) Susan Hill, Jeremy Roberts (Illustrator), Andie Tong (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich (Melvin Beederman, Superhero Series #1) Greg Trine, Rhode Montijo (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
The Revenge of the McNasty Brothers (Melvin Beederman, Superhero Series, #2) Greg Trine, Rhode Montijo (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
Spider-Man Versus Kraven (I Can Read Book 2 Series) Susan Hill, Andie Tong (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Dark Knight: Batman's Friends and Foes Catherine Hapka, Kanila Tripp (Illustrator), Adrian Barrios (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Super Friends: Going Bananas Random House, Random House Editors (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000 (Frankie Pickle Series) Eric Wight • AKJ BOOKS $8.54 1 $8.54
Dragon Ball: Chapter Book, Volume 1 Akira Toriyama, Gerard Jones • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Magic Pickle and the Garden of Evil Scott Morse • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Game On! (The Adventures of Daniel Boom, Loud Boy Series) D. J. Steinberg, Brian Smith (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Dragonbreath: Lair of the Bat Monster: Lair of the Bat Monster Ursula Vernon • AKJ BOOKS $8.32 1 $8.32
BC Mambo (Stone Rabbit Series #1) Erik Craddock • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Deep-Space Disco (Stone Rabbit Series #3) Erik Craddock, Erik Craddock (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Spider-Man: The Secret Life of Black Cat Michael Teitelbaum, John Sazaklis (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Meet the X-Men Clare Hibbert • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Pirate Palooza (Stone Rabbit Series #2) Erik Craddock, Erik Craddock (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Terror on Dinosaur Island! (Batman: The Brave and the Bold Series) Jake Black • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Sardine in Outer Space 4, Vol. 4 Emmanuel Guibert, Joann Sfar (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.16 1 $12.16
Spider-Man: The Lizard's Legacy Mark W. Mcveigh, John Sazaklis (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Big Hairy Drama (Joey Fly, Private Eye, Book 2) Aaron Reynolds, Neil Numberman (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $8.54 1 $8.54
The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton and the Wrong Planet Brian Anderson, Doug Holgate (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Space Pirate Sardine vs. the Brainwashing Machine Emmanuel Guibert, Joann Sfar (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97

Materials cost

$266.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$305.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.97

Total project goal

$359.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$359.81

2 Donors

-$359.81

Donations toward project cost

-$305.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.97

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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