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Ms. Kerr from Placentia CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Graphic Novels: Supporting Struggling Readers!

Help me give my students new, interesting graphic novels that support struggling readers.

  • $356 goal

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My Students

I teach 5th grade at a Title I public elementary school in Orange County. A majority of our students are English Language Learners. Many students are well below grade level for reading but have a desire to be readers and improve.

Poverty is an issue that many of my students face.

Over 90% of the students at my school receive free lunch, and many are homeless.

While my students' parents have the desire to contribute to my class and want what's best for their child, they are financially unable to help me.

My Project

Students in grades 2-6 come to check out books from my class library before and after school and at recess. Often, these students are reluctant readers and also struggling readers. Many are several years behind grade level in reading.

Offering easier to read, graphic novels to students not only helps them fall in love with reading, but helps them improve their reading levels too!

Struggling readers don't want to read "baby books", so I've selected the most popular graphic novel titles such as "Zita the Spacegirl", "Smile", "Babymouse", and "Captain Underpants". These books are series, so when students enjoy book one, they are likely to keep reading and finish the entire series!

Ms. Kerr
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • AKJ Education $32.09 1 $32.09
Captain Underpants Collection in Full Color • AKJ Education $21.88 1 $21.88
Secret of the Time Tablets (Cleopatra in Space #3) • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
The Thief and the Sword • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Target Practice (Cleopatra in Space #1) • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Zita the Spacegirl Far from Home • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Thief and the Sword • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Sisters • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Smile • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Unicorn Theater • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Phoebe and Her Unicorn A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Squish #3: The Power of the Parasite • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #5: Game On! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #5: Heartbreaker • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #6: Camp Babymouse • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #7: Skater Girl • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #3: Beach Babe • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #4: Rock Star • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #2: Brave New Pond • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #4: Captain Disaster • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #2: Our Hero • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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