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Mrs. Bonney from Falls Church VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels for Reluctant Readers

Help me give my students graphic novels such as The Odessey, Anne Frank and A Wrinkle in Time that will help reluctant readers expand their world!

  • $433 goal

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My Students

This diverse, excited group of friends has come together with the primary goal of developing and strengthening their literacy skills. My students come from many diverse backgrounds and have a variety of different needs in reading and writing. With 25 diverse friends from various parts of the country and world, we have lots to share with each other.

One of my strongest values and beliefs is that literacy is a lifelong love that is kindled by​ giving readers the tools they need to successfully connect to their reading and writing.

I want them to develop such a passion for reading and writing that they identify as readers and writers. I teach them that with some hard work and determination, they will be successful and on their way to their ultimate goals and dreams.

One thing that we would like you to know is that fostering a love for literacy in my students is the greatest privilege. Literacy will change their lives.

My Project

My students have a variety of literacy needs. One thing I have noticed in the last few months is how much they enjoy reading graphic novels. My most reluctant readers are so immersed in reading graphic novels that they forget they are in class! I love to see their passion for reading grow through graphic novels. These particular books are not just your traditional comics; these graphic novels teach students the classics like The Odessey as well as about the Civil War or even the life of Anne Frank! These diverse titles help support the learning done in social studies and English class.

Graphic novels are a perfect way to support reluctant readers searching for an interesting text to read.

The commitment is minimal and readers finish a novel or text sooner which helps them feel successful and ready for more!

Mrs. Bonney
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set • AKJ Education $25.54 1 $25.54
Black Panther 1 • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
How I Made It to Eighteen A Mostly True Story • AKJ Education $21.59 1 $21.59
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Lewis & Clark • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Robot Dreams • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Breadwinner : A Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Resistance Book 1 • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Anya's Ghost • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Gandhi: My Life is My Message My Life Is My Message • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Frankenstein The Graphic Novel: Original Text • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Yummy The Last Days of a Southside Shorty • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Stickman Odyssey, Book 1 An Epic Doodle • AKJ Education $11.69 1 $11.69
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $11.17 1 $11.17
Ghostopolis • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) The Stonekeeper • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Last Council (Amulet #4) The Last Council • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5) Prince of the Elves • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Anne Frank - Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $7.67 1 $7.67
The Girl Who Owned a City The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Goosebumps Graphix #1: Creepy Creatures • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Hamlet (Graphic Shakespeare) • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Graphic History: the Battle of Gettysburg • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Full Court Pressure • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Kickoff Blitz • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Dracula • AKJ Education $5.22 1 $5.22

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