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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

My students need comics and graphic novels to engage reluctant readers!

  • $361 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 an "A" school and 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 projects, I am trying to expand the selection of comic-style books (like Brad Meltzer's "Ordinary People Change the World" biography series) and graphic novels (like Dav Pilkey's DogMan Series - which I currently cannot keep on the shelves in my classroom, so I need more copies!) 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 Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $25.25 1 $25.25
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $7.03 3 $21.09
I am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
I am Jim Henson (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
I am Jackie Robinson (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
I am Albert Einstein (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.05 1 $12.05
I am Gandhi (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
I am Sacagawea (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
I am George Washington (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Claudia and Mean Janine: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #4) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
I am Lucille Ball (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Dog Man Unleashed: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #2) • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
The Bad Guys in Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?!: Special Edition (The Bad Guys #7) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08

Materials cost

$272.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$306.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.02

Total project goal

$360.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$360.12

3 Donors

-$325.75

Donations toward project cost

-$306.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.37

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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