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

Graphic Novels for English Language Learners

My students need graphic novels because the picture support helps them understand the story. Reading graphic novels keeps them engaged and makes them feel successful.

  • $280 goal

This project expired on July 7, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm trying to transform my classroom into an environment where books are treasured. My ELL students, who struggle with reading, need to feel successful as readers. It's a challenge to find the right books for them. Graphic novels are the perfect fit for them because the pictures help them understand.

My students are English Language leaners who come from low-income homes.

Many of them do not have access to books in their homes. The majority of students in my classroom are reading below grade level. Most of their parents speak only Spanish, so it is hard for them to get support and help with reading at home. This year they have come so far as readers. Every day we work to instill a love for books and reading. Through booktalks and read alouds my students are getting more and more excited about reading.

My Project

My students read independently every day. They are able to choose their own books, and most of my students gravitate towards graphic novels. These books engage them because the picture support helps them with their comprehension. Graphic novels are especially helpful for my reluctant boys readers. They can't get enough of graphic novels. I love watching these boys read graphic novels because they are finally able to feel successful as readers. We need these books in our classroom so that my students' love of reading can continue to grow.

This donation will enable me to keep putting great books into the hands of my students.

Our school library does not have many graphic novels, and the ones we do have are always checked out. By having graphic novels in my own classroom, I'll be able to help my students feel successful as readers. Seeing them enjoy reading is my greatest joy as an educator. Reading these books will keep my students engaged in reading. They are building great habits that I hope they continue throughout their lives.

Mrs. Marshall
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tommysaurus Rex • Amazon $8.98 2 $17.96
Big Hairy Drama (Joey Fly, Private Eye, Book 2) • Amazon $10.54 1 $10.54
Amulet #4: The Last Council • Amazon $10.28 1 $10.28
The Amulet #3: The Cloud Searchers • Amazon $10.22 1 $10.22
Joey Fly Private Eye in Creepy Crawly Crime • Amazon $10.13 1 $10.13
Cardboard • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1) • Amazon $9.89 1 $9.89
Ghostopolis • Amazon $9.02 1 $9.02
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet, Book 2) • Amazon $8.67 1 $8.67
Amulet #5: Prince of the Elves • Amazon $7.34 1 $7.34
Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril: Lunch Lady #8 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes: Lunch Lady #7 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit (Lunch Lady, Book 5) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown: Lunch Lady #4 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Boxcar Children, A Graphic Novel #1 (Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Babymouse #5: Heartbreaker • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Babymouse: Rock Star • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Beach Babe (Babymouse #3) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Our Hero (Babymouse #2) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians: Lunch Lady #2 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco: Lunch Lady #6 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta: Lunch Lady #3 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain: Lunch Lady #9 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29

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