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Mrs. Torres from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels Take Me Away!

Help me give my students graphic novels, and introduce them to the wonderful world of reading!

  • $392 goal

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My Students

I teach 25 awesome third through fifth-grade diverse learning students in a great Chicago Public School. Our neighborhood school is located in southwest Chicago, in a working-class community. The majority of my students come from minority families, who at the present time are struggling financially.

My group of children that are a happy and friendly bunch who are eager to come to school and learn.

In order to help them learn to the best of their ability, their reading materials need to be differentiated to their ability level, but also age appropriate. What better way to learn or improve in our reading then by reading the newest and coolest books out there.

My Project

Using the graphic novel sets of The Last Kids on Earth, The Baby-Sitters Club, and the Harry Potter collection, will allow my students to read some great books and transport themselves to different worlds. In addition, they will improve in their vocabulary, all while being able to see what they are reading about.

Graphic novels will help them visualize what they are reading.

One of the hardest skills to teach a child who has a learning disability is visualization. By receiving these graphic novels, I would be able to introduce the skill with great assistance in a fun and creative way.

Mrs. Torres
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection (Books 1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $64.95 1 $64.95
Hank Zipzer Collection 10 Books Collection Set Pack Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, Niagara Falls - Or Does It? I Got a "D" in Salami Day of the Iguana The Zippity Zinger The Night I Flunked My Field Trip Holy Enchilada! • Amazon Business $32.50 1 $32.50
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $30.20 1 $30.20
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.72 1 $28.72
Childrens Learn to Read Books Lot 60 - First Grade Set + Reading Strategies NEW Buyer's Choice • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Daily Reading Comprehension, Grade 2 • Amazon Business $23.82 1 $23.82
Daily Reading Comprehension, Grade 1 • Amazon Business $23.69 1 $23.69
Daily Reading Comprehension, Grade 3 • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
180 Days of Reading: Grade 2 - Daily Reading Workbook for Classroom and Home, Reading Comprehension and Phonics Practice, School Level Activities Created by Teachers to Master Challenging Concepts • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
My Favorite Berenstain Bears Stories: Learning to Read Box Set (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
The Big Book of Reading Comprehension Activities, Grade 2: 120 Activities for After-School and Summer Reading Fun • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Scholastic Success with Reading Comprehension, Grade 2 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
What Was the Holocaust? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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