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Mrs. Maiolo from North Port FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cool Comics and Great Graphic Novels Part V

Help me give my students books in various series of graphic novels to engage reluctant readers!

  • $285 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach third grade at a diverse Title I school in southwest Florida. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are one of 27 schools chosen by The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) for "Exceeding Expectations." Through lots of hard work, our school continues to help our students succeed.

I encourage lots of independent reading time in my classroom, and I expect my students to read from a range of genres.

I try to keep our classroom library organized by genre so that my students can easily find the books, authors, and series that they love. They love to read and get excited when we get new books!

My Project

For this project, I am trying to expand the selection of graphic novels in my classroom library with series such as Catstronauts, Gum Girl, and Science Comics to encourage and engage my reluctant readers!

When reading comics or graphic novels, children slow down and look at the images and text to fully ingest what's happening in the plot.

Graphic novels are great for kids with learning disabilities. When kids have lower self-esteem because they aren't strong readers, that can discourage them from wanting to read. But graphic novels are a great way to promote literacy because kids don't feel as "embarrassed" as they might if they were given a "baby" book with lots of pictures.

Thanks for supporting my project to bring more comic-style books and graphic novels into my classroom!

Mrs. Maiolo
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Truth About Bears: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals (The Truth About Your Favorite Animals) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Truth About Hippos: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals (The Truth About Your Favorite Animals) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
I am Marie Curie (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
I am Walt Disney (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Truth About Crocodiles: Seriously Funny Facts about Your Favorite Animals (The Truth About Your Favorite Animals) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Red Panda & Moon Bear • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
The Truth About Elephants: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals (The Truth About Your Favorite Animals) • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
The Truth About Dolphins: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals (The Truth About Your Favorite Animals) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Science Comics: Cats: Nature and Nurture • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Attack of the Furball (Star Wars: Jedi Academy#8) (8) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
CatStronauts: Robot Rescue • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Science Comics: Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
The Unicorn Whisperer (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 10): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure (Volume 10) • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #7): A Graphix Book (7) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
CatStronauts: Mission Moon • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
CatStronauts: Space Station Situation • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
CatStronauts: Race to Mars • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
CatStronauts: Slapdash Science • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Gumazing Gum Girl!, Book 2 Gum Luck (The Gumazing Gum Girl!, Book 2) (A Gum Girl Novel) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Unicorn Bowling (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 9): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure (Volume 9) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
The Gumazing Gum Girl!, Book 1 Chews Your Destiny (The Gumazing Gum Girl!, Book 1) (A Gum Girl Novel) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Gumazing Gum Girl!, Book 3 Popped Star (A Gum Girl Novel) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Science Comics: Cars: Engines That Move You • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

Materials cost

$209.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$242.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.75

Total project goal

$284.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$284.98

3 Donors

-$213.40

Donations toward project cost

-$181.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.01

match offer

-$71.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$60.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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