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Ms. Smith from Magdalena NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

GRAPHIC NOVELS - Who Knew Reading Could Be So Fun!

My students need high interest books to encourage them to read more!

  • $1,084 goal

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My Students

Teaching Native American students has opened my eyes to a culture and way of life that most Americans rarely consider. Poverty and addiction are quite common on this reservation, which has created a reality in which 90% of our kids are considered "at risk." This means that most of our students may not finish high school, let alone go to college. I want my students to gain the skills that they need to compete in this world, and that world is filled with technology.

My Project

I teach on a Native American reservation, and it is a challenge to get my students excited about reading. Many have parents or grandparents who only speak in their native language, however, the kids speak more English in school. This means they have two languages, but are not fluent in either one. I want to involve parents by having a reader's theater night once or twice a month. Parents can practice reading scripts or graphic novels at home, then perform their scene for the other families. Studies show that kids who read at home are more likely to enjoy reading in school. They have better reading comprehension skills and they do better in all of their other classes. Graphic novels use dialogue to tell the story, so they would be an excellent tool to facilitate a reader's theater. It would also be a great way to introduce parents to a whole new genre.

Ms. Smith
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Babymouse (20 Books) • AKJ Education $104.61 1 $104.61
Dragonbreath (11 Books) • AKJ Education $97.94 1 $97.94
Hammermill Color 3-Hole Punched Copy Paper, LETTER-Size, 100 Brightness, 28 lb., 8 1/2" x 11", 500/Ream • $95.19 1 $95.19
Bone (9 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $87.48 1 $87.48
Flush • AKJ Education $6.56 12 $78.72
Lunch Lady (10 Books) • AKJ Education $52.30 1 $52.30
Stone Rabbit (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.15 2 $52.30
Uglies (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.89 1 $35.89
Flush Teacher Collection (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $33.97 1 $33.97
Dixon Ticonderoga Golf Pencils, No. 2 • $12.32 2 $24.64
The Girl Who Owned a City The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $21.40 1 $21.40
Batman: Hush • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $17.51 1 $17.51
Smile and Sisters: The Box Set • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Explorer The Mystery Boxes • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Smurfs Graphic Novels Boxed Set: Vol. #1 - 3 • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Flink • AKJ Education $12.59 1 $12.59
Ghostopolis • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Nimona • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Cardboard • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Escape from the Lizzarks • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Baby-Sitters Club 4 Claudia and Mean Janine • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Bad Island • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The City of Ember The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29

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