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Mrs. Waller from Wichita KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels for Struggling Readers

Help me give my students graphic novels that will help them to become engaged, excited readers.

  • $169 goal

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My Students

I teach English for special education high school students at a Title I public high school in KS.

My students are primarily low-income, minority students and all have varying degrees of disabilities.

My students have learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, emotional disabilities, and physical disabilities. However, they are not defined by their disabilities. They are wise, funny, talented, and hardworking. When I look at my students, I see people who love to sing. I see people who have deep thoughts that others often overlook. My students care about justice, their families, the mental health of their friends, their pets, and even politics. They are just like you and me.

My Project

The students in my classes all struggle with reading and writing. One of my biggest goals as an educator is to find a way to get them to become engaged readers for the rest of their life. Most of us have had the experience of finding a book we just can't put down. I want my students to have that same experience.

All students deserve to be able to find a book that they love, even struggling readers.

I want my students to have graphic novels because they are less intimidating and more likely to initially engage a struggling reader. Students who struggle with reading are often intimated to even start a book to begin with. Graphic novels are a great way for students to read a complex story without becoming overwhelmed. I have seen the difference that a great graphic novel makes for a struggling reader and I want more of those experiences to happen in my classroom.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Creeper Diaries Box Set: Six Unofficial Adventures for Minecrafters! • Amazon Business $19.36 1 $19.36
Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1: Includes vols. 1, 2 & 3 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Stitches: A Memoir • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
The Prince and the Dressmaker • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Fairy Tail 1 • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83

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