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Ms. Haertling from Westminster CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels Guide to Loving Books

Help me give my students graphic novels that teach children how to read and enjoy the process.

  • $553 goal

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My Students

As a speech/language pathologist in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Research on people who have overcome homelessness credit teachers and schools that provide opportunities and a glimpse into life beyond poverty as motivators for education.

Books and literacy provide opportunities for students to see life without limitations.

Literacy is my student's ticket to a better life. Inspiring the love of reading enables my students to pursue their dreams.

My students are aware, creative, clever and spontaneous. The often struggle with self-esteem as it is harder to relate and keep up with their peers.

From the minute the students walk in the door of our school, we need to focus on their potential and growth. My goal is to enrich my students' lives with opera and the inspiration a beautiful piece of music can provide.

My Project

My students have difficulty reading and comprehending what they read. This interferes with the joy of reading, including imagining people, animals, ideas, and different worlds.

Graphic novels help students visualize information.

The texts are designed to ease the reading process yet retain the rich stories. Students love being able to sit down with a graphic novel and transport to different lands, and to learn about how the world works, all that a great book can offer.

My students need motivating books and specialized text to be able to read, comprehend, and imagine different experiences. Fostering a love of reading is a lifelong gift we can give to our students.

Ms. Haertling
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Prize-Winning TOON Graphics Collection for Grades 3-5 plus Guide to Comics for Every Student! • AKJ Education $407.54 1 $407.54

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