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  • $567 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Bolton
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Graphic Novels: Making Students Excited to Read!

My students need graphic novels that will help develop their love of reading and make them excited to check out and read each week.

My Students

The Community School is passionate about providing students with an inviting library media center that includes current technology, high interest literature, and engaging activities. We are a Title I school from North Attleboro, Massachusetts. There are approximately 325 students in grades K-5, including substanitally separate/inclusion Kindergarten classes, integrated classrooms, an ELL program, two substantially separate programs for students with emotional needs, and two substantially separate classes for academic needs.

My students are an amazing group of kids whom I look forward to teaching every day that I enter the building.

They motivate me everyday to give them everything I have. I teach library skills to grades two through five. We have a good time when in the library. We have completed projects such as building parachutes for Jack from Jack in the Beanstalk, making elephant trunks to go with our read aloud The One and Only Ivan, and Skype-ing with several authors from around the United States. We continue to push the limits of what we can accomplish in the library and I look forward to seeing what my students bring to our lessons in the future.

My Project

Graphic novels are very popular with kids right now. A week does not go by where a student is not asking if a particular graphic novel is in. By the end of circulation each week, the shelf is practically empty.

Graphic novels have turned many of my reluctant readers into avid readers.

The combination of the text with the engaging illustrations allows kids to become more successful at reading. As their confidence with these books grows, they are branching out and trying different kinds of books found in the library. I want my students to be excited about reading and want to provide the literature that will get them there.

Expanding the graphic novel collection will help aide me in this process. I currently can only allow students to take one graphic novel at a time in order to make it as fair as possible for everybody. Imagine trying to encourage students to read but only allowing them to take out one book that they really want. With the addition of the graphic novels I have requested, I can allow students to check out more than graphic novel at a time. By doing this, I am sure my students will be excited for library check out each week!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $16.50 2 $33.00
Escape From Lucien (Amulet #6) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Firelight (Amulet #7) • Amazon Business $17.36 1 $17.36
Curse of the Harvester (Dream Jumper, Book 2) • Amazon Business $16.38 1 $16.38
Brave • Amazon Business $16.32 1 $16.32
Awkward • Amazon Business $16.32 1 $16.32
Swing it, Sunny • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.40 2 $12.80
Hilo Book 3: The Great Big Boom • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
DC Super Hero Girls: Hits and Myths • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hilo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
DC Super Hero Girls: Summer Olympus • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
Detention of Doom (DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #3) • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Study Hall of Justice (DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #1) • Amazon Business $8.86 1 $8.86
Quarterback Scramble (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Full Court Pressure (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Hoop Rat (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Reality Check (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.08 1 $7.08
Beach Babe (Babymouse #3) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown: Lunch Lady #4 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes: Lunch Lady #7 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain: Lunch Lady #9 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Babymouse #11: Dragonslayer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Babymouse #20: Babymouse Goes for the Gold • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco: Lunch Lady #6 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Babymouse: Rock Star • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76
Babymouse #6: Camp Babymouse • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Power at the Plate (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril: Lunch Lady #8 • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit (Lunch Lady, Book 5) • Amazon Business $6.62 1 $6.62
Babymouse #8: Puppy Love • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Babymouse #15: A Very Babymouse Christmas • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
End Zone Thunder (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Babymouse #14: Mad Scientist • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians: Lunch Lady #2 • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
8-Bit Baseball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Beastly Basketball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Quarterback Rush (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Babymouse #13: Cupcake Tycoon • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas (The Bad Guys #5) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta: Lunch Lady #3 • Amazon Business $3.89 1 $3.89

Materials cost

$444.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$481.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.91

Total project goal

$566.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$566.06

3 Donors

-$308.03

Donations toward project cost

-$261.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.20

match offer

-$258.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$219.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 325 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by The First Million Fund and 3 other donors.

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