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Ms. Janka from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exciting New Books for Reluctant Readers!

Help me give my students easy readers, high interest books, and graphic novels to keep them interested in reading all year long.

  • $668 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We believe it is our responsibility to foster a caring learning community that promotes a love of learning by focusing on the emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth of each student.

In a 2013 districtwide Student Satisfaction Survey, our school was ranked in the top 10 schools.

In 2014-15, average writing scores increased from 1.52 to 3.16 on a four-point scale. We decreased the percentage of English-language learners who are far below benchmark.

My Project

My students love to read about superheroes and villains.

I would like to have books that will hold their interests and keep them reading in my classroom.

Struggling readers will often pick up a comic book because the pictures and visuals are less intimidating than a typical book.

Students who read these graphic novels find reading fun and begin to read more for enjoyment! Helping students begin to learn that reading is fun is perfect way to build better readers. Comic books are a gateway to better reading skills for reluctant readers. My students will love getting their hands on comic books.

Ms. Janka
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level C: A BIG Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $68.91 1 $68.91
First Little Comics Classroom Set: Levels E & F: 16 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $68.01 1 $68.01
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level B: A Big Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $62.95 1 $62.95
First Little Readers: Guided Reading Level A: A Big Collection of Just-Right Leveled Books for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $47.49 1 $47.49
Marvel Little Golden Book Library (Marvel Super Heroes) • Amazon Business $19.16 1 $19.16
Spider-Man Little Golden Book Library (Marvel) • Amazon Business $18.27 1 $18.27
The Magic Misfits: The Second Story • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
SpongeBob Comics: Treasure Chest • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers Parent Pack: 15 Classic Stories That Are "Just Right" for Young Readers • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 13: Friday Night Frights (Volume 13) • Amazon Business $7.92 2 $15.84
Funny School Stories: Learning to Read Box Set: 5 Fun-Filled Adventures! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
My Favorite Spooky Stories Box Set: 5 Silly, Not-Too-Scary Tales! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Magic Misfits • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Paddington Collector's Quintet: 5 Fun-Filled Stories in 1 Box! (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
SpongeBob Comics: Book 1: Silly Sea Stories • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
SpongeBob Comics: Book 2: Aquatic Adventurers, Unite! • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 12: Pixelmon Gone! (Volume 12) • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 10: One Bad Apple • Amazon Business $7.71 1 $7.71
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 8: Back To Scare School • Amazon Business $7.71 1 $7.71
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 9: Zombie's Birthday Apocalypse • Amazon Business $7.71 1 $7.71
World of Reading Avengers Boxed Set: Level 1 • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 5: School Daze (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 7: Zombie Family Reunion • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 11: Insides Out • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 14: Cloudy with a Chance of Apocalypse • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 4: Zombie Swap • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 6: Creepaway Camp • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Party Time! (SpongeBob SquarePants) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$500.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$567.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.16

Total project goal

$667.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$667.76

7 Donors

-$642.76

Donations toward project cost

-$546.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.41

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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