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Mrs. Calhoun from Yucca Valley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels- A Gateway into Loving Reading!

My students need Graphic Novels to help them grow in their reading skills. Graphic Novels are high interest books that even the most reluctant reader can get into!

  • $358 goal

This project expired on November 2, 2018.

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My Students

My students come to class every day, excited, full of life, ready to learn. My classroom is full of diversity and every day, I am excited for them to teach me something new! I teach at a Title I school in Southern California where many students participate in the Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program.

My students LOVE reading Graphic Novels!

Over the past couple of years, I have watched the book choices my students make. Many students thoroughly enjoyed checking out and reading Graphic Novels from our school library. My students get frustrated when all of the Graphic Novels have been checked out or the the next one in the seires is not available. I only have a few in my classroom library. I have seen Graphic Novels be the gateway for loving reading and reluctant readers to try new books. I have even had to ask my students to put away thier books so we can work on lessons in other subject areas!

My Project

Having Graphic Novels in my classroom library will give my students more choices in the books that they read, especially when the school library has them all checked out.

Graphic Novels will get my students more into reading, therefore, increasing thier reading skills.

Students will be able to read these books, which are interesting and at their ability level, and improve thier vocabulary and comprehension skillks. I also hope to see a spark in thier imagination and their writing skills. Thier over all literacy skills will improve and they will want to read. I truely believe that these books will help to create lifelong readers!

Mrs. Calhoun
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fallen Empires (Cleopatra in Space #5) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The REALLY Big Treehouse Boxed Set: (The 13-Story Treehouse; The 26-Story Treehouse; The 39-Story Treehouse) (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
Stick Cat: Two Cats and a Baby • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Golden Lion (Cleopatra in Space #4) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Stick Dog Crashes a Party • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Stick Dog • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The 78-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Stick Dog Chases a Pizza • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
The 91-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Secret of the Time Tablets (Cleopatra in Space #3) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Stick Cat: Cats in the City • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
The Thief and the Sword (Cleopatra in Space #2) • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
Target Practice (Cleopatra in Space #1) • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
Stick Cat: Two Catch a Thief • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Stick Dog Craves Candy • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
The 52-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The 65-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66

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