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Mrs. Moses from Twin Falls ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Readers Are Drawn to Graphic Novels!

My students need more graphic novels for our growing classroom library.

  • $346 goal

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My Students

Our school has a very diverse student population, and graphic novels have broad appeal. For students learning the English language, graphic novel's visual format provides a key to understanding. Many of my advanced readers enjoy the appealing artwork and stories, as well.

With over 175 students, I never have enough copies of graphic novels in my classroom library to go around, especially once so many of my reluctant readers become hooked on these series.

I even have students who have transferred out of my classes coming back to peruse my classoom library shelves.

My Project

My graphic novel unit is one of the most popular and engaging subjects that I cover as a 6th-grade reading teacher. As with traditional novels, many graphic novels have complex plots, fully-developed characters, and exciting conflicts. My students read graphic novels from many genres beyond fantasy--realistic fiction, biographies, informational texts, science fiction, even graphic novel versions of classics like Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and Anne of Green Gables. We learn the lingo--frames, panels, gutters, etc.--and how to spell onomatopoeia. (Can you?!) The unit wraps up with students designing their own full-color graphic novel pages.

Since I started my classroom library three years ago, I have been amazed by the demand for graphic novels.

This format's popularity has skyrocketed. Every new title or series that I purchase is read eagerly by my students.

I am requesting a list of graphic novels that middle schoolers love, like the #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi and the graphic novel version of The Baby-Sitters Club series by Raina Tegemeier. Also, I am requesting a two rolls of clear contact paper to cover the books and help them last longer.

Mrs. Moses
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet #1-7 Box Set by Kazu Kibuishi (2016-10-25) • Amazon Business $57.26 1 $57.26
Con-Tact Brand Clear Covering Self-Adhesive Contact Paper Liner, 18'' x 60', Clear Matte • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.16 1 $29.16
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Heroes of Olympus, Book One The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel (The Heroes of Olympus) • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Escape From the Lizzarks (Nnewts #1) • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
Ghosts • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Coraline: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Battle for Amphibopolis (Nnewts #3) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Rise of Herk, The (Nnewts #2) • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66

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