My students need more graphic novels to spark their interest in reading and to help them develop lifelong reading habits.
A typical student from my classroom enters in the morning with a bright smile on her face and big pile of books in her hands. I have striven to develop a classroom of passionate readers, and my last project has helped make that a reality. I need more engaging graphic novels to help fuel this fire!
I have the most wonderful 4th grade students!
They are curious, passionate, insightful, gutsy, and hilarious! Their enthusiasm for life and learning inspires me every day. Many of them are newly obsessed with reading, especially graphic novels. They are constantly keeping me up-to-date with the books that they have read. Most of my students qualify for free and reduced price lunch. They come from a wide range of rich cultural and ethnic backgrounds and experiences. About a third of my school's students are Hispanic, a third African American, and a third Caucasian.
My students have fallen in love with reading since we received our first batch of graphic novels from generous donors. Over the last few months, students have read furiously. Many of my students have already read all of the graphic novels we received earlier in the school year, and every day, they request more. Our school has few graphic novels available in the library, and many students cannot afford to purchase these texts, so their primary source of access is our classroom library. In addition to reading these new graphic novels, we will use the texts for critical analysis in our reading response journals. Students will consider questions such as: How do the graphics and text work together to tell the story? Why did the author place the panels as he/she did? I also plan on using several of these texts (e.g. A Year Without Mom, Bluffton, etc.) in various content areas and in our upcoming PYP (Primary Years Programme) units of inquiry, such as our unit of inquiry on immigration, which is in the spring.
These texts will enhance instruction across content areas.
My students are naturally excited by graphic novels, and several of these texts (e.g. Prison Island, Relish, Primates, etc.) are true works of art that provide unique perspectives and fabulous writing. These books will further the passion for reading that was sparked in so many students when we received our first donation. With this project, students will continue to fall in love with reading and buzz about books with classmates.Read More
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|Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton • Amazon Business||$17.81||1||$17.81|
|A Year Without Mom • Amazon Business||$15.90||1||$15.90|
|Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish • Amazon Business||$14.64||1||$14.64|
|Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite • Amazon Business||$14.52||1||$14.52|
|Relish: My Life in the Kitchen • Amazon Business||$13.93||1||$13.93|
|Silence of Our Friends, The • Amazon Business||$13.91||1||$13.91|
|Prison Island: A Graphic Memoir • Amazon Business||$13.59||1||$13.59|
|Gear • Amazon Business||$13.43||1||$13.43|
|Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller (Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) • Amazon Business||$12.75||1||$12.75|
|Human Body Theater • Amazon Business||$12.61||1||$12.61|
|Laika • Amazon Business||$12.17||1||$12.17|
|Tiny Titans Vol. 1: Welcome to the Treehouse • Amazon Business||$11.07||1||$11.07|
|Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas • Amazon Business||$11.07||1||$11.07|
|Princeless: Save Yourself • Amazon Business||$10.44||1||$10.44|
|The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power • Amazon Business||$10.17||1||$10.17|
|Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Alamo All-Stars • Amazon Business||$10.12||1||$10.12|
|The Whole World's Crazy (Amelia Rules!) • Amazon Business||$9.85||1||$9.85|
|Tommysaurus Rex • Amazon Business||$9.74||1||$9.74|
|Korgi, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business||$9.19||1||$9.19|
|Plants vs. Zombies: Bully For You • Amazon Business||$9.18||1||$9.18|
|The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1 • Amazon Business||$9.18||1||$9.18|
|Korgi Book 3: A Hollow Beginning • Amazon Business||$9.16||1||$9.16|
|Luz Makes a Splash (The Future According to Luz) • Amazon Business||$8.95||1||$8.95|
|Magic Trixie • Amazon Business||$8.89||1||$8.89|
|Binky: License to Scratch (A Binky Adventure) • Amazon Business||$8.89||1||$8.89|
|Korgi Book 2: The Cosmic Collector (Korgi Graphic Novels) (Bk. 2) • Amazon Business||$8.49||1||$8.49|
|Hooray For Inventors! • Amazon Business||$7.99||1||$7.99|
|Alia's Mission: Saving the Books of Iraq (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business||$7.99||1||$7.99|
|Houdini: The Life of the Great Escape Artist (American Graphic) • Amazon Business||$7.95||1||$7.95|
|Binky Takes Charge (A Binky Adventure) • Amazon Business||$7.43||1||$7.43|
|The Zodiac Legacy #1 • Amazon Business||$7.14||1||$7.14|
|Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown: Lunch Lady #4 • Amazon Business||$6.99||1||$6.99|
|Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle • Amazon Business||$6.99||1||$6.99|
|Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes: Lunch Lady #7 • Amazon Business||$6.99||1||$6.99|
|Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians: Lunch Lady #2 • Amazon Business||$6.99||1||$6.99|
|Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit (Lunch Lady, Book 5) • Amazon Business||$6.99||1||$6.99|
|Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco: Lunch Lady #6 • Amazon Business||$6.99||1||$6.99|
|Which Side Are You On? • Amazon Business||$6.80||1||$6.80|
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