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Mrs. Yarborough from Sterling VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels Needed for ESL Students

My students need 40+ books to read during independent reading that will help build comprehension.

  • $487 goal

This project expired on February 24, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember what it was like the first time you read a book that you couldn't put down? My fifth graders have recently discovered graphic novels and are OBSESSED with reading them.

Help my voracious readers by supplying their classrooms with new books.

My students are ESL students and are still acquiring the English language. Their reading levels vary, so we need a wide array of levels. My students do not always have the background knowledge to figure out the meaning of words using text context clues. Graphic novels aid them by providing pictures to help decipher meaning and move the story along. Graphic novels help my students build comprehension. Graphic novels use visuals to guide the story. Graphic novels have more complex story lines than picture books and are age appropriate for my fifth graders.

My Project

I have chosen a collection of different graphic novels. The topics and audiences vary for the books. My students are individuals and have a wide array of interests. They are preteen boys and girls about to take on middle school next year. One thing my students have in common though is the love of reading.

Our school has recently implemented independent reading time.

All students are given the time to pick out a book of their choice and read. The students love this if they can find a book that sparks their interest and is their reading level. Please help my students by funding our project!

Mrs. Yarborough
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fashion Kitty And The Unlikely Hero (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon $15.50 1 $15.50
Bake Sale • Amazon $14.04 1 $14.04
Sardine in Outer Space • Amazon $12.91 1 $12.91
Anya's Ghost • Amazon $12.87 1 $12.87
Hyperactive • Amazon $11.69 1 $11.69
Giants Beware! • Amazon $11.64 1 $11.64
Amelia's Middle School Survival Guide: Amelia's Most Unforgettable Embarrassing Moments, Amelia's Guide to Gossip • Amazon $11.39 1 $11.39
Amelia's 5th-Grade Notebook • Amazon $10.65 1 $10.65
Into the Volcano • Amazon $10.62 1 $10.62
Amelia's Most Unforgettable Embarrassing Moments • Amazon $10.56 1 $10.56
Amelia's Notebook • Amazon $9.98 1 $9.98
Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide • Amazon $9.87 1 $9.87
Amelia's 6th-Grade Notebook • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Amelia's Science Fair Disaster • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Amelia's Guide to Babysitting • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Knights of the Lunch Table: No. 1 (The Dodgeball Chronicles) • Amazon $8.98 1 $8.98
Amelia's Longest, Biggest, Most-Fights-Ever Family Reunion • Amazon $8.96 1 $8.96
Amelia's School Survival Guide • Amazon $8.96 1 $8.96
Amelia's Must-Keep Resolutions for the Best Year Ever! • Amazon $8.96 1 $8.96
Owly, Vol. 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer • Amazon $8.82 1 $8.82
Fashion Kitty and the B.O.Y.S.: (Ball of Yellow String) • Amazon $8.78 1 $8.78
Amelia's 7th-Grade Notebook • Amazon $8.78 1 $8.78
Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon $8.58 1 $8.58
Magic Pickle Graphic Novel • Amazon $8.16 1 $8.16
Binky Under Pressure (A Binky Adventure) • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
Binky the Space Cat (A Binky Adventure) • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
Binky to the Rescue (A Binky Adventure) • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
Owly, Vol. 3: Flying Lessons (v. 3) • Amazon $7.82 1 $7.82
Owly, Vol. 4: A Time to be Brave (v. 4) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Sticky Burr: Adventures in Burrwood Forest • Amazon $6.44 1 $6.44
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta: Lunch Lady #3 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Beach Babe (Babymouse #3) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Our Hero (Babymouse #2) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Squish #1: Super Amoeba • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians: Lunch Lady #2 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Amelia's Bully Survival Guide • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
A Hubbub (Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
What a Team! (Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox 1: The Meeting • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power (The Just Grace Series) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Just Grace (The Just Grace Series) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future (Captain Underpants) • Amazon $4.89 1 $4.89

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