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  • $572 goal

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Mrs. Goodwin
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

#Readers Gotta Read: Graphic Novels Help Struggling Readers

Help me give my students graphic novels that allow them to see the stories as well as read them.

My Students

I teach at a school where many students are from a low socio-economic background and many are English learners or have special needs. These are students who have not always had consistent access to books and reading outside of school. Supporting them as readers is important as it will help them as learners in all subjects.

They are passionate and happy kids who love to be active and involved in their own learning.

My number one goal as a teacher is to make sure that all students feel welcomed, cared about, and capable of learning and growing. Students realize that they matter and can succeed both in my classroom and as they move forward through school and life.

My Project

Reading instruction is primarily taught in kindergarten through second grade. After this, instruction switches from learning to read to reading to learn. Students now use reading to learn about other subjects, or analyze an author's writing. Some students fell behind in learning to read. Some are learning English as a second language, some struggle with learning difficulties, and some have problems outside of school. All now find that school is hard or not fun because they cannot access the content if they are not at grade level in reading. These kids continue to fall further and further behind in all subjects if they do not catch up in reading.

Study after study has shown that the best way to improve reading is to read more.

However, these students are often reluctant readers as it has been so hard for them. Many of my students who struggle with reading, though, have found a passion for graphic novels. The pictures allow them to understand the text. And the continued practice in reading helps them build their skills as readers. It allows them to connect with books in a way that they might not have found in strictly text based novels.

I would like help in purchasing more graphic novels for our classroom library. The more books students have access to that are accessible for them, the more they will read, and the more they read, the more they can improve in subjects across the board.

Anything you can give to help students find a passion for reading is appreciated!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.21 1 $28.21
Amulet Boxset: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $26.30 1 $26.30
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Wonderstruck (Schneider Family Book Award - Middle School Winner) • Amazon Business $16.17 1 $16.17
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Coraline Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sheets • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Ghostopolis • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Explorer: The Mystery Boxes • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Nimona • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Illegal • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Sisters • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Pashmina • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Complete Edition (His Dark Materials) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
El Deafo • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Positively Izzy (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Comics Squad: Recess! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Real Friends • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Drama • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Odyssey • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75

Materials cost

$397.90

Vendor shipping charges

$15.87

State sales tax

$36.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.79

Total project goal

$571.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.94

5 Donors

-$382.00

Donations toward project cost

-$324.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.30

match offer

-$189.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$161.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 68 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 5 other donors.

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