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Ms. Pullis from Fairfax VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

MARCHing Good Books Into Students' Hands

Help me give my students a class set of a timely, important graphic novel that will teach them about the civil rights movement and the importance of civil disobedience.

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This project expired on February 9, 2020.

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My Students

I teach 11th grade team-taught English, which is a split roster between Gen. Ed. students and SpEd students. These students are often reluctant or frustrated readers and writers. Many of them feel like they "can't" read/write or have been told that they aren't good at it. It is challenging and vitally important to change these students' minds.

I teach 11th grade English in a Credit Recovery Academy (summer school) and I want to provide these students with texts that will give them an opportunity to experience success.

I want to instill a love of reading for all of my students by providing accessible, high-interest texts for my diverse learners.There is so much out there, and every student can benefit both academically and socio-emotionally from accessing a text that speaks to them personally.

My students are funny, capable, kind, ridiculous, complex, and diverse. They inspire me daily to be better for them. They give me new challenges and they push me to teach them in new and exciting ways.

My Project

These books will be used in two different high-needs courses: English 11 Team-Taught (SPED Inclusion) during the year and English 11 Credit Recovery Academy during the summer. These courses serve students who often struggle to access typical texts because of level and engagement.

With access to an important graphic novel like March, students will be engaged in the reading and will be exposed to incredibly important messages.

With this text, students will be able to make connections to current events today including the Black Lives Matter movement, and other protest movements based in civil disobedience. This text gives students the opportunity to practice interpreting both text and images in support of a message.

I have used this text in the English 11 Credit Recovery Academy and it has been very successful. Some students told me that it was the first time they ever finished a book. They felt accomplished because it was a text they could read themselves and understand - and our class discussions brought them new meaning. They got to feel like a successful English student.

Ms. Pullis
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 150 students.

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March: Book One • Amazon Business $11.54 35 $403.90

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