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  • $630 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Brownlee
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Do You Have Any More Graphic Novels I Can Read?

My students need graphic novels to grow as lifelong readers.

My Students

I got used to hearing students say," I hate reading." I tried to find books that would spark my students' interest in reading but unfortunately for struggling readers, books filled with just text, made my students discouraged instead of excited to read. Graphic novels get my students excited to read.

I teach Special Education and I have many students who struggle with reading because they have difficulty with decoding, fluency, and/or comprehension.

These struggles have made my students hate reading. My students wouldn't choose to read and asking them to read to help improve their reading skills was like pulling teeth. I chose book after book to try and find text that would spark an interest in reading. My students would look at books and all the text that filled a page and automatically before they started reading feel discouraged. I had one of those teacher's moments that feel your heart with joy the moment I had a student who never finished a book ask me if I had anymore graphic novels he could read. This one student shared his interest in reading graphic novels with some of my other students, and now I have many students who struggle with reading, reading for pleasure. As you can imagine I want to foster this spark of love for reading, which is why I need more graphic novels.

My Project

My students will use graphic novels to explore topics they are curious about, inquire about topics we are discussing, and develop reading skills to improve their ability to read and comprehend text. These books will be used for students to check out and read independently for pleasure but will also be used for small group and individual instruction. The options for using these books in writing and reading are endless. I have chosen graphic novels that will both challenge and foster a love for reading.

This project for a variety of graphic novels at different levels and of different topics, will help my students continue to grow as lifelong readers.

I want to have reading groups and have discussions with graphic novels. Teaching students skills in reading is possible when teaching students using books of interest. Help me make this spark of interest in reading a flame that will burn for the rest of my students' lives.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Nate (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $44.36 1 $44.36
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself Lincoln Peirce • AKJ Books $13.40 1 $13.40
Minecraft Comic Book Collection • Amazon $12.26 1 $12.26
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon $12.21 1 $12.21
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon $11.80 1 $11.80
Skeleton Key: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider) • Amazon $10.86 1 $10.86
Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider) • Amazon $10.86 1 $10.86
Point Blank: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider) • Amazon $10.86 1 $10.86
Cardboard • Amazon $10.62 1 $10.62
Sticks across the Chimney: a story of Denmark • Amazon $9.98 1 $9.98
True Things (Adults Don't Want Kids to Know) (Amelia Rules!) • Amazon $9.81 1 $9.81
Ghostopolis • Amazon $9.79 1 $9.79
The Year of Billy Miller • Amazon $9.60 1 $9.60
The Call of the Wild: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon $9.49 1 $9.49
Robinson Crusoe: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon $9.49 1 $9.49
Big Nate Goes for Broke • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Goodnight Darth Vader • Amazon $9.45 1 $9.45
The Meaning of Life . . . and Other Stuff (Amelia Rules!) • Amazon $9.25 1 $9.25
The Amazing Tale of Steve: A Minecraft Novel • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel (Books of Ember) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Redwall: The Graphic Novel • Amazon $8.85 1 $8.85
Bad Island • Amazon $8.27 1 $8.27
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon $8.16 1 $8.16
Perseus: The Hunt for Medusa's Head : A Greek Myth (Graphic Myths and Legends) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
Theseus: Battling the Minotaur : A Greek Myth (Graphic Myths & Legends) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
The Dragon Players (The Knights of the Lunch Table #2) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
Hercules: The Twelve Labors: A Greek Myth (Graphic Myths & Legends) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
Big Nate Doodlepalooza • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Moby Dick: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon $8.02 1 $8.02
Knights of the Lunch Table: No. 1 (The Dodgeball Chronicles) • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
Her Permanent Record (Amelia Rules!) • Amazon $7.91 1 $7.91
Star Wars: Jedi Academy • Amazon $7.73 1 $7.73
Knights of the Lunch Table #3: The Battling Bands • Amazon $7.56 1 $7.56
Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan (Book 2) • Amazon $7.55 1 $7.55
Big Nate • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The First Moon Landing (Graphic History) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Thomas Edison and the Lightbulb (Inventions and Discovery) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
The Wright Brothers and the Airplane (Inventions and Discovery) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon $6.87 1 $6.87
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta: Lunch Lady #3 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians: Lunch Lady #2 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Dragonbreath #2: Attack of the Ninja Frogs • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Dragonbreath #1 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Warrior's Return (Warriors #3) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Warriors: Warrior's Refuge • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Lost Warrior (Warriors #1) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Dragonbreath #3: Curse of the Were-wiener • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2: Pirate Invasion • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 3: Rise of the Red Ninjas • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Captain Nobody • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Kickoff Blitz (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
End Zone Thunder (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Quarterback Scramble (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon $5.47 1 $5.47
Big Nate Fun Blaster • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Big Nate Boredom Buster • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Shakespeare's Stories for Young Readers (Dover Children's Classics) • Amazon $4.46 1 $4.46

Materials cost

$497.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$535.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.41

Total project goal

$629.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$629.42

4 Donors

-$214.70

Donations toward project cost

-$182.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.20

Matching donations from our partners

-$414.72

Match offers toward project cost

-$352.51

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.21

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by IPS Education Foundation and 5 other donors.

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