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Teacher Belsito from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Them Hooked - Graphic Novels for Reluctant Readers!

My students need engaging graphic novels to read in and out of the classroom.

  • $207 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are incredible! Being part of a IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) school community has helped my students grow into incredibly caring, reflective, and empathetic individuals who want to make the world a better place through inquiry and action.

My school is an incredibly diverse place, and this diversity makes it a unique, vibrant place for students to learn and grow.

Students are from a range of backgrounds. Some come from low socioeconomic backgrounds while others are living in more financially secure households. About a third of my students are Latino; another third are black or Somali; another third are white. About a third of my students are English language learners (ELLs). Many are considered advanced learners in need of advanced differentiation.

My Project

Students will read the many graphic novels requested in this project both in and out of school. Some of the requested texts include Amulet, Sisters & Smile, Plants v. Zombies, and Ghosts.

The graphic novel is a legitimate text format that is both entertaining and enriching for students.

Students can see the story arc laid out in both words and in images that enhance their comprehension of the text. This is beneficial to my many English language learners. Graphic novels are both exciting and "trendy" for students, so struggling readers are comfortable reading them - even those which are at a lower reading level. Their classmates with more advanced reading levels are enjoying those very same texts, so they are able to discuss and share them with one another, effectively building a community of readers.

This donation will significantly improve my classroom in a variety of meaningful ways. It will help my lowest readers access texts that will hook them on reading. It will support comprehension and vocabulary development for my many English language learners. It will help build a community of readers, in which advanced, intermediate, and beginning readers can connect over the same books. It will promote overall enthusiasm and excitement for reading.

Teacher Belsito
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet #1-7 Box Set by Kazu Kibuishi (2016-10-25) • Amazon Business $57.26 1 $57.26
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $34.11 1 $34.11
Smile and Sisters: The Box Set • Amazon Business $16.88 1 $16.88
Ghosts • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
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
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 9: The Greatest Show Unearthed • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 8: Lawn of Doom • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54

Materials cost

$143.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$175.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.93

Total project goal

$206.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$206.19

2 Donors

-$175.26

Donations toward project cost

-$175.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.93

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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