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Mrs. DiMarco from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels Are Great!

Help me give my students graphic novels to read during independent reading time.

  • $301 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a literacy teacher who works with teachers, special needs students, and general education students to improve literacy skills.

I currently see over 200 students, including students with special needs, English language learners, and gifted students.

Almost 93% of our school is considered low-income and receives free or reduced-rate lunch. The student body consists of 65% Latino, 30% African American, and 5% Caucasian. They are eager to learn and have a passionate drive to excel. We are always trying to introduce our students to authentic books in order to create lifelong readers.

My Project

Most of my day is spent teaching children literacy. In my classroom, students work in literacy centers and guided reading groups. They need leveled texts to use during their literacy block. These leveled books will allow my students to work with peers and myself to improve their reading skills and have meaningful discussions about what they are reading. My students need to learn not only how to read, but to understand and apply what they are reading through literacy activities. With these books, they will gain more confidence as a reader because the books are differentiated to meet the needs of the students in my classroom.

Your donation will encourage my students to read independently and with their peers.

These books will help make my students lifelong readers inside and outside of the classroom. They will gain the confidence they need to understand the importance of reading in order to become successful. Thank you so much for your support!

Mrs. DiMarco
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nimona • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
Pashmina • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Beautiful: Living with the Frenemy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Last Council (Amulet #4) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Escape From Lucien (Amulet #6) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2) • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Firelight (Amulet #7) • Amazon Business $10.18 1 $10.18
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $10.14 1 $10.14
Noise: A graphic novel based on a true story • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School (1)) • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Supernova (Amulet #8) • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Nightlights • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crush (Berrybrook Middle School (3)) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #3): A Graphix Book • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Share Your Smile: Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
A Graphix Book: Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #1: The Dragonet Prophecy • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Click (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Best Friends (Real Friends) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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