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Mr. Reed from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels for Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)

Help me give my students enjoy reading by gettting some Graphic Novels for DEAR (Drop Everything And Read)

  • $320 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students come to school every day (with 98.4% attendance) in a diverse, low-income, urban community. The demographics of my school includes Asian, African American, Latino, and Caucasian students. One goal, as a school community, is to focus on the whole child. My classroom is dedicated to tolerance and humanitarianism. I focus my lessons on the human experience to instill empathy into my students in hopes to create a better world for their generation and generations after. We utilize a vast range of texts, sources, and technology that is available to further understand our world and the responsibilities of a citizen of the United States. I want my students to continue to ask deeper questions about their world, analyze perspectives of others, and be able to support their ideas with evidence.

My Project

I am working on building my library in my classroom for my middle school students to use. Every year I aim to create a student friendly library where students can find books that they are interested in. This year, every Monday we participate in Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) and for 20 minutes they get to read a book of their choice. Without a librarian, students are limited to the books that they are exposed to and I want to ensure that students have plenty of books to explore while participating in DEAR.

I want students to find pleasure in reading books and finding genres that they are interested in.

Studies show that students that read more do better on tests and by having a library that holds books for students, we can really build an organic love for reading.

Mr. Reed
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Collection 12 Books Set By Jeff Kinney • Amazon Business $65.34 1 $65.34
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, Frenemies Forever, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $30.59 1 $30.59
The Raina Telgemeier Collection (A Box Set) • Amazon Business $29.50 1 $29.50
Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume • Amazon Business $24.94 1 $24.94
Neil Gaiman/Chris Riddell 3-Book Box Set: Coraline; The Graveyard Book; Fortunately, the Milk • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
Guts • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83

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