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Ms. Marquez from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels for Fluency Growth

My students need engaging graphic novels to help their fluency growth.

  • $1,031 goal

This project expired on January 22, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students don't yet believe they can fall in love with reading, but I am out to prove them wrong! So far, they crave more graphic novels and are excited to talk about what they read in the different series we have available. I want them to read what interests them and develop a joy for literature!

My 6th and 7th grade students are redefining possible at our charter school in Texas.

Many come from low-income families and struggle with a variety of issues before they even walk into the classroom. As a Reading Intervention teacher, all 120 of my students are at least a year below grade level in reading. They are hard-working, determined individuals with a desire to attend college; many would be the first to do so in their family. Our goal as a school is to provide rigorous curriculum and build meaningful student relationships, as we prepare them for college and beyond.

My Project

Providing students with a variety of engaging and interesting books is a proven method in creating and sustaining proficient readers. Students have the opportunity to choose and check out which books they want to read, and are given ample time in class every day to dive into their books, uninterrupted. As a 2nd year teacher, my classroom library is still growing, and I look forward to filling it with the books that will spark a love of reading in each of my students.

Reading is a skill students will continue to develop over the course of their entire lives.

It is crucial for students to gain a strong foundation in reading to succeed in high school, college, and beyond. Many of my students have catching up to do, and I am determined to see that they leave middle school reading on grade-level and loving books.

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

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Naruto Box Set 1: Volumes 1-27 with Premium • Amazon Business $133.92 1 $133.92
Fullmetal Alchemist Box Set • Amazon Business $127.59 1 $127.59
One Piece Box Set: East Blue and Baroque Works, Volumes 1-23 • Amazon Business $127.47 1 $127.47
Bleach Box Set (Vol. 1-21) • Amazon Business $125.99 1 $125.99
Naruto Box Set 2: Volumes 28-48 with Premium • Amazon Business $110.10 1 $110.10
Ouran High School Host Club Box Set (Vol. 1-18) • Amazon Business $81.19 1 $81.19
Death Note Box Set (Vol. 1-12) • Amazon Business $67.91 1 $67.91
Vampire Knight Box Set • Amazon Business $59.17 1 $59.17

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