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Mrs. Harrington from Pepperell MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels Motivate Students to Read!

Help me give my students graphic novels to motivate them to read and to foster a love for reading.

  • $341 goal

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My Students

My students from Massachusetts are part of our district's amazing autism program. This program provides social thinking and executive planning instruction and support to students in their home school setting. My students are funny, creative, and smart. They teach me something new every day, whether it's a fact about narwhals or how to "Rick-roll" someone, they always keep me on my toes!

Keeping a child’s attention on their school work can be difficult for any parent or teacher.

My students spend approximately 390 minutes a day at school, that is a long time to be sitting in their hard school chairs. Many of my students have sensory needs or decreased muscle tone, which makes keeping their attention on their work challenging at times. But even with these extra challenges, my students always strive to do their best and use strategies to help themselves stay regulated.

My Project

My students have different reading levels and different interests, but one thing that they have in common is their love for graphic novels! Many of my students don't yet have the drive to read novels for pleasure. Graphic novels are a way to nudge them into learning to read for fun and may spark a lifelong love for reading.

"Graphic novels are a great way to help struggling readers strengthen vocabulary, build reading confidence and stamina, and develop a deeper appreciation of storytelling."(Reading Rockets) This is great news for our reluctant and struggling readers as graphic novels can increase motivation, improve language acquisition and critical thinking skills which can benefit both the struggling reader as well as the advanced reader.

By giving the gift of high-interest books like these, you will keep my students motivated and engaged in their reading and hopefully foster a love for reading!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
7 Books: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, The Sequel, Fins of Fury, Any Fin is Possible, Live and Let Swim, Jurassic Carp, Big Fat Zombie Fun Book • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $16.32 1 $16.32
Crush (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $15.91 1 $15.91
Epic Zero Series: Books 1-3: Epic Zero Collection • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Wish • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $10.14 1 $10.14
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 3): Robots Revolt • Amazon Business $9.02 1 $9.02
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 3: Rise of the Red Ninjas • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2: Pirate Invasion • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 4: A Game of Chase • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 2): The Invisible Invasion • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40

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