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Mrs. Thomas from New Orleans LA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels for Struggling Readers

Help me give my students graphic novels and the technology accessories to enhance their learning experience.

  • $507 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school serves a community of students from diverse backgrounds. Our school's mission is to help all students grow both academically and individually. I teach a group of individuals with mild/moderate learning disabilities. The students each have an individualized learning plan. Many are working on academic skills and others are working on functional and social/behavioral goals.

Each day, the students challenge themselves to be better than the day before.

While diverse, our community is a high-poverty urban area. This places a financial burden on parents and schools that is difficult to meet.

The ability levels of the students are as varied as the students' personalities. We use various teaching strategies such as direct instruction, cooperative learning, and individualized lessons to meet the needs of all of the students. They are a great group of kids and I'm proud to lead the class.

My Project

These graphic novels and technology accessories will help my students access literature that is difficult for them to enjoy. In this class of students with mild/moderate learning disabilities, reading is a subject area that is challenging. The students want so badly to read and share stories with their grade-level peers.

My students gravitate towards picture books or comic books rather than chapter books.

Currently, our reading curriculum at the intermediate grades includes long passages and essays with multiple paragraphs. This is a bit discouraging for struggling readers. However, graphic novels build the confidence they need to continue to strive for achievement.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children/Teens/Boys/Girls/Smartphones/School/Kindle/Airplane Travel/Plane/Tablet (Navy/Teal) • Amazon Business $16.99 12 $203.88
The Raina Telgemeier Collection (A Box Set) • Amazon Business $30.04 1 $30.04
iPad 2/3/4(Old Model) Case for Kids - SUPLIK Durable Shockproof Protective Handle Bumper Stand Cover with Screen Protector for Apple iPad 2nd,3rd,4th Generation, Orange • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
iPad 2/3/4(Old Model) Case for Kids - SUPLIK Durable Shockproof Protective Handle Bumper Stand Cover with Screen Protector for Apple iPad 2nd,3rd,4th Generation, Green • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
iPad 2/3/4(Old Model) Case for Kids - SUPLIK Durable Shockproof Protective Handle Bumper Stand Cover with Screen Protector for Apple iPad 2nd,3rd,4th Generation, Purple • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
iPad 2/3/4(Old Model) Case for Kids - SUPLIK Durable Shockproof Protective Handle Bumper Stand Cover with Screen Protector for Apple iPad 2nd,3rd,4th Generation, Pink • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
iPad 2/3/4(Old Model) Case for Kids - SUPLIK Durable Shockproof Protective Handle Bumper Stand Cover with Screen Protector for Apple iPad 2nd,3rd,4th Generation, Blue • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Mr. Wolf's Class (Mr. Wolf's Class #1) • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
Guts • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Fitting Out: The Friendship Experiment • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lucky Stars (Mr. Wolf's Class #3) • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Mystery Club (Mr. Wolf's Class #2) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Click (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$363.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$430.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.02

Total project goal

$506.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$506.79

3 Donors

-$287.26

Donations toward project cost

-$268.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

match offer

-$190.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$162.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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