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Mr. Norton from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Robots, Dragons, and Narwhals: Chapter Books and Graphic Novels

Help me give my students new graphic novels and enchanting chapter books to sustain their love of reading.

  • $283 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Located in our nation's capital, my Title I school serves the needs of a diverse community of students and families, particularly English language learners. In my current classroom, at least six different languages are spoken among all of my students, each of them equally beautiful and complex.

At the beginning of my year, it is difficult for my students to speak with one another because of the obvious language barriers but as a family, we develop a sense of vulnerability and safety, and together we learn to make mistakes and trust one another.

Through this process, I see my students begin to develop friendships, despite their inability to fully communicate through words. This is one of the most humbling, profound experiences to witness, and it cannot fairly be described by the limitations of my own language.

I am proud to serve my students and will continue to work with my families to improve the well being of all people in fair, respectful ways.

My Project

My students love reading! It doesn't matter the genre or the series; if it's a book, they want it. Now that I am teaching third grade, I need to expand my classroom library to include more texts that cater to the needs and interests of advanced readers. So, I took a poll in my class to see the types of books that they wanted.

My students have self-selected high-interest chapter books and graphic novels that they would like to see in our classroom library.

These choices include titles like Amulet, The Wild Robot Escapes, Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, and Dragonbreath. Several of these choices have received critical acclaim and will be a welcome addition to our library.

We will use these books for many purposes. We will primarily use these texts for book clubs. Students will be able to check out these books and answer comprehension questions. We will then discuss the book together so I can help students improve their analytical skills. As well, students will also be able to use the books for independent reading so they can develop their love for literacy.

I want to show my students that their choices and opinions are important when it comes to choosing the literature we have in our classroom. Please help out our class!

Mr. Norton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Big Sparkly Box of Unicorn Magic: Phoebe and Her Unicorn Box Set Volume 1-4 • Amazon Business $35.10 1 $35.10
Supernova (Amulet #8) • Amazon Business $8.66 2 $17.32
Real Friends • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Unicorn Crossing (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 5): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 6) • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta: Lunch Lady #3 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians: Lunch Lady #2 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dragonbreath #1 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dragonbreath #2: Attack of the Ninja Frogs • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dragonbreath #3: Curse of the Were-wiener • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36

Materials cost

$195.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$240.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.37

Total project goal

$282.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$282.47

3 Donors

-$94.16

Donations toward project cost

-$80.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.12

match offer

-$188.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$160.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.25

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$0.00

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