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Ms. Barkin from Silver Spring MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels to Deepen Understanding!

Help me give my students graphic novel alternatives for their Dystopian Choice Unit! Your contributions will help my seniors unlock the power of amazing stories through visual aids to support their comprehension and deepen analysis skills!

  • $194 goal

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My Project

At W. High School, students can take AP courses if they wish as a part of the Equal Opportunity School (EOS) program. This is a wonderful initiative that prevents the traditional "gate-keeping" that often stops students from getting to explore AP courses they are interested in. That's because traditionally, students must often follow particular course pathways, requiring them to complete a different AP English course to take another. At our school, students take AP Language & Composition as juniors, and then AP Literature as seniors. EOS allows any student who wants to take courses like AP Lit without taking prerequisites.

While this initiative is amazing, it means some students enter the course with less experience and/or confidence.

Having graphic novel alternatives for my students allows me to create a leveled playing field for all students. By offering these as supplements -- they are never allowed to replace their reading with these -- students can borrow the graphic novels (GNs) for a set period of time to help boost their understanding. This emboldens many of the EOS students who are new to AP English to be able to really demonstrate their abilities.

Ms. Barkin
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brave New World: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $24.99 5 $124.95

Materials cost

$124.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$7.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$164.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.00

Total project goal

$193.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$193.32

1 Donor

-$96.66

Donations toward project cost

-$83.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.00

match offer

-$94.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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