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Ms. Robichaud from Worcester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels to Connect With Classic Texts

Help me give my students graphic novels to help them understand and connect to classic texts.

  • $202 goal

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My Students

Students at our high school are special because of their diverse backgrounds, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. Over 60% of our students identify as non-white. Our district is the third most diverse in the state and qualifies for 100% free lunch. Many of my students are English Language Learners or have learning disabilities and require differentiated and individualized lessons. Resources in low income, urban public school districts are slim, and many of my students have very few resources at home.

Many of my high school students struggle with reading as they are English Language Learners and have learning disabilities.

They often struggle to understand and engage with texts that they feel they cannot relate to. Our required reading of "ancient" texts, such as Romeo and Juliet and The Odyssey, can be especially hard for them to access as these stories occur worlds away, with characters living completely different lives than those of my students. However, I know that once my students are able to understand these classic stories, they will be able to connect with the characters and conflicts in these stories, as well as see the important messages they have to offer.

My Project

My students are engaged learners when they can connect to their reading. Classic texts such as The Odyssey and Romeo and Juliet often intimidate ELL students and my lower-level readers because they can be hard to understand, causing them to shut down and avoid reading them altogether. But these "ancient" texts contain important messages that are still relevant to my students today, and I want them to be able to appreciate them!

These graphic novels will help my students to access, connect with, and understand these classic texts.

In today's visual world, my students need texts brought to life. These graphic novels, when paired with the original texts, will help my students engage more deeply with the material and analyze themes, characters, settings, and conflict. From this deeper understanding, my students will be able to appreciate these stories and engage with the texts more authentically.

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Ms. Robichaud
Grades 9-12
Nearly all 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
The Odyssey • Amazon Business $13.66 2 $27.32
Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Classics Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $11.93 2 $23.86
The Odyssey (Graphic Classics) • Amazon Business $8.95 2 $17.90
Macbeth (Shakespeare Classics Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels) (Volume 3) (No Fear Shakespeare Illustrated) • Amazon Business $7.23 2 $14.46
Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Graphics) • Amazon Business $6.60 2 $13.20
The Iliad • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Beowulf • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Julius Caesar (No Fear Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $2.99 2 $5.98

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