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Mr. Curry-Hartmann from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels to Engage Readers at All Levels

Help me give my students sets of graphic novels to read in groups to support lower level and special education readers.

  • $869 goal

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My Students

The students at our school are as diverse as New York City. We are one of the largest middle schools in the city, with over 350 students in our sixth grade this year. Our students students come from across the city, and around the world. They are eager readers, who are still finding their footing as mature readers. The quality they share most is great curiosity about each other and the world. Reading helps them discover each other, and discover themselves.

My Project

We need some graphic novels in our class room to engage all readers. Our classroom has students on a wide range of levels.

To encourage readers we need to meet them where they are.

Many of our students are reading a grade or two below grade level, and are stuck in the in-between of reading. The books they can read successfully were written for younger readers. Books written for kids their age are too challenging to read. Often students get frustrated and give up. Graphic novels can be a great help with these students. They are high interests texts that keep their attention and provide a foothold for readers who are slipping.

These books will be a much needed resource for our classroom libraries. They give our struggling readers a chance to read accessible graphic novels in groups, having literary discussions about the texts. Students in graphic novel reading groups engage with the texts in creative ways, often drawing and creating their own stories about the characters they are reading about.

Mr. Curry-Hartmann
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet #1-8 Box Set • Amazon Business $67.32 2 $134.64
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword • Amazon Business $15.58 8 $124.64
Comics Squad: Recess! • Amazon Business $12.99 6 $77.94
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $15.63 4 $62.52
The Zita the Spacegirl Trilogy Boxed Set: Zita the Spacegirl, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, The Return of Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $24.72 2 $49.44
Hilo: Out-of-This-World Boxed Set • Amazon Business $22.33 2 $44.66
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.01 2 $44.02
Hamster and Cheese: Book 1 (Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book One: Spelling Trouble • Amazon Business $11.91 2 $23.82
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $11.69 2 $23.38
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $9.90 2 $19.80
Crush (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $9.90 2 $19.80
6 Pack Digital Timer for Teacher Small Timers for Kids Magnetic Back Big LCD Display Loud Alarm Minute Second Count Up Countdown With ON/OFF Switch For Classroom, Homework, Exercise(3 Blue & 3 White) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book Two: Big Birthday Bash • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $6.71 2 $13.42

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