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Ms. Formoso from Philadelphia PA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels to Keep 4th Grade Readers Reading!

Help me give my students age appropriate graphic novels so the can keep up their reading stamina!

  • $398 goal

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This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

My fourth grade students come to school every day ready to learn and excited to discuss new ideas and tackle new challenges. Students at my school live in one of the most under-served populations in Philadelphia and face hardships that would hold most people back. My students come to class with a smile on their face and an eagerness to expand their minds. Some students deal with trauma that affects their day-to-day school experience and require sensory breaks as well as individualized attention.

My face a great deal of stress outside of the classroom and that stress comes in the door with them every morning.

My fourth graders love research projects, independent reading, and hands-on activities. My students are as interested in poetry as they are in essay-writing and are committed to their education. My 4th graders are dedicated, hard-working, and aware of the importance of growth and learning.

My Project

At the beginning of the school year I was given a number of books for my classroom and the rest have been acquired through friends and family. Nine and ten year olds are veracious readers and need books that will keep them interested. My fourth graders read up to 60 minutes a day and are ploughing through our tiny library.

Many of my students have grown leaps and bounds in their reading this year and I do not want the lack of resources to deter their learning.

Halfway through the school year, students are enjoying independent reading less and less because there are fewer books to choose from.

My students need a positive outlet which many of them find in reading therefore I want to supply with them with current graphic novels as well as some classic books to keep the library well balanced. Having access to these books would change my independent reading block and help students find time and space to get lost in a book!

Ms. Formoso
Grades 3-5

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Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $50.04 1 $50.04
Olympians Boxed Set: Zeus, Athena, Hera, Hades, Poseidon & Aphrodite • Amazon Business $39.29 1 $39.29
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $38.96 1 $38.96
Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $23.33 1 $23.33
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
The Okay Witch • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Star Wars: Original Trilogy Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Noise: A graphic novel based on a true story • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Swiss Family Robinson: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Black Beauty: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel: A Modern Retelling of Little Women • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53

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