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Ms. Lantz from Newport News VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels: Opening Minds to Nonfiction and the Classics

My students need a variety of engaging graphic novels, including Nelson Mandela, Robin Hood, and Rosa Parks to develop their reading ability and vocabulary.  

  • $390 goal

This project expired on February 19, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a large classroom library for my students, but I don't have many graphic novels/comics. My students read for 20 minutes every day and get to choose what books will interest them. They are begging for the engaging and exciting stories found within graphic novels (both fiction and nonfiction)!

More than a third of my kids read below grade level and need additional support.

They read on demand, but hardly ever choose to read on their own. By the end of the year, my goal is to convert these non-readers into people who never go anywhere without a book and who take any extra opportunity to read. While the population of our school is diverse, many do not have access to reading materials at home. In order to develop the desire to read on their own outside of school, we have to get them excited about reading in school. My students are gaining an appreciation for reading, but many refuse to read anything but graphic novels. This is why new, exciting graphic novels are needed for my classroom library. If students can get excited about reading, then they can read whatever genre excites them.

My Project

The titles I have chosen are specifically targeted toward my students’ interests and abilities and will become the foundation of my classroom library. Students will choose books to read during independent reading time and will have many opportunities to share what they are reading in ways that go beyond the traditional book report. I want all students to be able to read about the exciting topics that higher readers are able to easily understand. A section of my library dedicated to the fun and engaging topics from the graphic novels will hopefully help to that end. This will inspire others to read to try new books and truly transform my classroom into a reading zone! My students need a variety of engaging graphic novels, including Nelson Mandela, Robin Hood, and Rosa Parks to develop their reading ability and vocabulary.

To help my lowest readers, I am looking to incorporate graphic novels (both fiction and nonfiction) in my classroom library.

It is an easy way to include high interest materials for my struggling readers. My hope is that my lower students will then get inspired to try new genres and topics throughout the year.

Ms. Lantz
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nelson Mandela: The Unconquerable Soul (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Point Blank: the Graphic Novel (Alex Rider) • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
The Three Musketeers: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
World War One: 1914-1918 (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves: Reloaded (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Food Fight: A Graphic Guide Adventure (Graphic Guides) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
A Christmas Carol: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Alice in Wonderland: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
The Jungle Book: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
The Call of the Wild: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
Beowulf: Monster Slayer (A British Legend) (Graphic Universe) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Perseus: The Hunt for Medusa's Head: A Greek Myth (Graphic Myths & Legends) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
They Changed the World: Bell, Edison and Tesla (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Battle for the Atlantic (Graphic Modern History: World War II) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Jackie Robinson: Baseball's Great Pioneer (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Hardy Boys #18: D.A.N.G.E.R. Spells the Hangman! (Hardy Boys Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Hardy Boys #16: Shhhhhh! (Hardy Boys Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Helen Keller: Courageous Advocate (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Little Rock Nine and the Fight for Equal Education (Graphic History of the Civil Rights Movement) • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Muhammad Ali: American Champion (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Great Civil Rights Leader (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Quarterback Scramble (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Hoop Rat (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Power at the Plate (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Soccer Longshot (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Skateboard Breakdown (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Paintball Punk (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
John Sutter and the California Gold Rush (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
Smile • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65
The Sinking of the Titanic (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
The Beatles, Graphic Biography (Saddleback Graphic: Biographies) • Amazon Business $4.70 1 $4.70

Materials cost

$296.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$330.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.36

Total project goal

$389.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$389.04

9 Donors

-$284.59

Donations toward project cost

-$245.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.91

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.45

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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