You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $630 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Moore
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Let's Get Graphic!

My students need a diverse set of graphic novels; this genre is what my students are interested in reading. Having them will increase engagement and motivation in class.

My Students

Do you know what it's like to be a struggling reader? Have you ever felt the angst of watching other students around you effortlessly engage in books, while you struggle? Imagine finally finding a text that engages that struggling or alliterate reader. In my room, that text genre is graphic novels.

I work in a public school that services a diverse population of students.

Approximately half of my students are reading below grade level as we begin this school year. Many of them have poor images of themselves as readers. They are a highly motivated and hardworking group of children and there is nothing more frustrating than seeing their struggles in reading. These first few weeks of school though I have noticed a phenomenon begin in my room with graphic novels. My readers from the lowest to highest have all flocked to the library for more and more graphic novels. They are checking them out, until the library (which has a limited collection-as it is a start up library) has no more copies available. They are carrying these books onto the playground to read and talking about them at lunch. This enthusiasm for learning is what my class has; we just don't have enough resources to maintain the enthusiasm for reading that this genre is creating for my struggling and alliterate readers.

My Project

Why graphic novels? Graphic novels tell the same stories with the same characters as traditional novels, but graphic novels are an integration of pictures and words. They are a great transition for some struggling intermediate readers that desire the complexities of more advances story-lines but still need the picture support provided in the primary image-centric texts. Graphic novels require readers to constantly think and infer as they move from panel to panel and therefore engage the reader in complex tasks as they progress through the novel. By providing our classroom with a set of diverse graphic novels, I will be able to provide my class with books that engage and motivate them to take on what is for many an arduous task. Students of all reading levels will be able to engage in conversations about texts that have complex characters and plots. Research suggests that student engagement and motivation in older readers is as important in reading skills and strategies knowledge.

These kids need these books.

We can turn around lives here, by showing these students that reading can be enjoyable and engaging to them. By providing them with books they want to read, I can help them learn how to read them. With the right books, I can get these students where they need to be to be successful in reading and subsequently in life.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonderstruck • Amazon $19.98 1 $19.98
Bake Sale • Amazon $15.07 1 $15.07
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon $13.98 1 $13.98
The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 1 (Tintin in America / Cigars of the Pharaoh / The Blue Lotus) • Amazon $13.38 1 $13.38
Squish #1: Super Amoeba • Amazon $6.18 2 $12.36
Giants Beware! • Amazon $11.48 1 $11.48
Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider) • Amazon $10.98 1 $10.98
Copper • Amazon $10.58 1 $10.58
Flight Explorer, Volume One • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
The Amulet #3: The Cloud Searchers • Amazon $9.78 1 $9.78
Cardboard • Amazon $9.78 1 $9.78
Dragonbreath #3: Curse of the Were-wiener • Amazon $9.78 1 $9.78
Redwall: The Graphic Novel • Amazon $9.78 1 $9.78
Bone, Vol. 1: Out From Boneville • Amazon $9.38 1 $9.38
Bone, Vol. 2: The Great Cow Race • Amazon $9.38 1 $9.38
Bone, Vol. 3: Eyes of the Storm • Amazon $9.38 1 $9.38
Bone, Vol. 4: The Dragonslayer • Amazon $9.38 1 $9.38
Bone, Vol. 5: Rock Jaw, Master of the Eastern Border • Amazon $9.38 1 $9.38
The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1) • Amazon $9.38 1 $9.38
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet, Book 2) • Amazon $9.38 1 $9.38
Knights of the Lunch Table #3: The Battling Bands • Amazon $8.98 1 $8.98
Owly, Vol. 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer • Amazon $8.82 1 $8.82
The Dragon Players (The Knights of the Lunch Table #2) • Amazon $8.58 1 $8.58
Call of the Wild (Puffin Graphics (Graphic Novels)) • Amazon $8.58 1 $8.58
Knights of the Lunch Table: No. 1 (The Dodgeball Chronicles) • Amazon $8.58 1 $8.58
Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon $8.58 1 $8.58
Drama • Amazon $8.58 1 $8.58
Smile • Amazon $8.58 1 $8.58
Black Beauty: The Graphic Novel • Amazon $8.47 1 $8.47
Treasure Island: The Graphic Novel (Puffin Graphics) • Amazon $8.30 1 $8.30
The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea • Amazon $8.16 1 $8.16
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon $8.16 1 $8.16
Binky the Space Cat (A Binky Adventure) • Amazon $8.05 1 $8.05
Magic Pickle Graphic Novel • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
The Baby-Sitters Club: The Truth About Stacey • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
Coraline: The Graphic Novel • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
The Baby-Sitters Club: Claudia and Mean Janine (BSC Graphix) • Amazon $7.55 1 $7.55
Sound Off! #1 (DANIEL BOOM AKA LOUD BOY) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Beach Babe (Babymouse #3) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Our Hero (Babymouse #2) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians: Lunch Lady #2 • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Squish #4: Captain Disaster • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Squish #2: Brave New Pond • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Squish #3: The Power of the Parasite • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Dragonbreath #2: Attack of the Ninja Frogs • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Surprise Island, A Graphic Novel #2 (Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Sticky Burr: Adventures in Burrwood Forest • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Yellow House Mystery, A Graphic Novel #3 (Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Boxcar Children, A Graphic Novel #1 (Boxcar Children Graphic Novels) • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Squish #5: Game On! • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Dragonbreath #1 • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Magic Pickle And The Creature From The Black Legume • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Cinderella: The Graphic Novel (Graphic Spin) • Amazon $4.95 1 $4.95
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Graphic Novel (Graphic Spin (Quality Paper)) • Amazon $4.95 1 $4.95
Red Riding Hood: The Graphic Novel (Graphic Spin (Quality Paper)) • Amazon $4.95 1 $4.95
Magic Pickle Vs. The Egg Poacher • Amazon $4.89 1 $4.89

Materials cost

$497.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$535.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.44

Total project goal

$629.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$629.60

7 Donors

-$348.91

Donations toward project cost

-$322.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

match offer

-$250.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$212.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.69

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Lexington","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2005009],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"KY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1081881,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":4,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/lets-get-graphic/1081881/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Moore","authorIds":{"2005009":{"owner":"Ms. Moore","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1081881],"proposalHash":"1067280473","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp2005009_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1541206383214","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":315986,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":1400,"proposalURL":"project/upgrading-teacher-tech-to-increase-engag/4979624/","proposalTitle":"Upgrading Teacher Tech to Increase Engagement and Communication","proposalId":4979624},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjAxMzgyMg==","MjAxMzc4Ng==","MjAxNzEzNw==","MjAxNjc3Mw==","MjAxMzc3Mg==","MjAwNTAwOQ==","MTg5MjQ4OA==","MjAxMzQyMA=="],"teacherId":2005009,"schoolCounty":"Fayette","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"KY","name":"Kentucky"}}