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Ms. Contreras from Buttonwillow CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Matters

Help me give my students the opportunity to experience reading in a way that really draws them in. My goal is that A Wrinkle in Time: Graphic Novel will instill a love of reading.

  • $491 goal

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My Students

My students are absolutely amazing! They are very creative and really enjoy demonstrating their knowledge visually (one pager, comic strip, google drawing, etc). Our school is in a rural community, so the students there really get to know each other. My students enjoy collaborative projects where they are able to work together and communicate with their classmates.

My students have already express an interest in the few graphic novels I have in my personal classroom library.

Hearing them share about their books with excitement and ask me if I have more graphic novels is what motivated me to create this donors choose account and create this project.

I have a female student in my class who is very timid and does not like to speak in front of her classmates, but when I asked her to share what her graphic novel was about, she began sharing detail after detail with confidence (her fear completely gone). Her enthusiasm has motivated other students to read those books as well.

My Project

I hope that by exposing them to this novel they will gain the confidence and enthusiasm they need to read more books. At the beginning of the year, I tried reading the regular (nongraphic) novel with my class, yet I noticed the it was mostly the students who are reading close to grade level that were eager to participate. My struggling readers (about 2/3 of my class), however, were disconnected and not excited when it came time to read whole class.

By having the graphic novel of "A Wrinkle in Time," my struggling readers who usually become frustrated when reading novels, will become more engaged, for the visuals and short dialogue will promote deeper levels of comprehension.

If my students are better able to comprehend what they have read, then our class discussions about the book will be much more meaningful due to the higher levels of participation.

Ms. Contreras
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 25 $349.75

Materials cost

$349.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$417.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.59

Total project goal

$490.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.59

1 Donor

-$490.59

Donations toward project cost

-$417.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.59

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$0.00

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