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Mr. Reynolds from Orlando FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Graphic! (Novels!)

My students need a collection of graphic novels telling the stories of their favorite superheroes to help motivate their reading!

  • $267 goal

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My Students

My students are a wonderful, intelligent and hard working group of young men and women who never cease to impress me.

Many of them came to our school fleeing hardship.

Almost half the students are Haitian and came to Orlando following the earthquake that devastated the country in 2010. Most of the Hispanic students that make up the other 47.9% of the school are Puerto Rican and came to Orlando due to PR's economic crisis and the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. As a result, you are just as likely to hear Spanish or Haitian Creole spoken in the hallways as English.

Although many of my students struggle with the language barrier, they embrace our creed and are committed to getting their reading levels up through daily independent reading.

My Project

The difference between success and struggle in high school, college and beyond is a student's reading level. Although numerous studies have shown that the best way to increase reading level is to simply read as much as possible, my district's curriculum focuses on dissecting short excerpts in an effort to improve students' analytical skills.

The only way for students to have meaningful, extended reading practice is to have them read at home; which means giving them books that they're excited to read on their own!

Numerous studies have shown that graphic novels have vocabulary levels on par or higher than young adult novels, and students are better able to parse out that new vocabulary due to the visuals.

For this project, students were given the opportunity to browse for graphic novels on Amazon. After some discussion and debate, the students settled on a final list that most of them were interested in reading.

They WANT to read these books!

Mr. Reynolds
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 144 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Batman: Year One • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Vol. 3 • Amazon Business $25.17 1 $25.17
Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Volume 1 • Amazon Business $23.87 1 $23.87
Infinity War • Amazon Business $20.39 1 $20.39
Wolverine by Claremont & Miller • Amazon Business $18.30 1 $18.30
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Avengers: Rage of Ultron • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
Black Panther Book 4: Avengers of the New World Book 1 • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
Firelight (Amulet #7) • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68

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