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Mr. Schwartz from Tacoma WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Spark a Love of Reading

Help me give my students graphic novels to spark interest and engage students in reading.

  • $341 goal

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My Students

My students are curious, artistic, and demonstrate natural leadership abilities. Our class is a very diverse, multi-age, fourth and fifth grade class. The students enjoy working on inquiry based learning, projects, research and using technology to enhance their learning. They are excited and encouraged when they reach their learning goals.

Our students need more access to learning tools that will support their social, emotional and academic development.

Students in this class enjoy graphic novels because they support students who struggle with reading to become more interested in daily practice. Student are working toward meeting reading goals for a school-wide reading challenge.

My Project

My students need high interest reading materials to encourage them to engage in regular reading practice and to develop a life long passion for reading. Strong reading skills are necessary to help students become successful in life and an actively participate as a global citizen.

Our students need access to a variety of interesting books to spark their interest in daily reading practice and to encourage discussion about literature.

Graphic novels will help hook reluctant readers and introduce students to a different genre of reading. Students will make book recommendations to their peers after reading the novels and discuss strategies the author used to develop the characters.

Mr. Schwartz
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Shadow Door • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
The Elsewhere Chronicles 6 The Tower of Shadows • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Tree House Mystery • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Manga Math Mysteries 1 The Lost Key • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
The Elsewhere Chronicles 4 • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Master of Shadows • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Elsewhere Chronicles 2 • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Goosebumps Graphix #2: Terror Trips • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The City of Ember • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Graphic Myths and Legends: Ali Baba Fooling the Forty Thieves: an Arabian Tale • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Graphic Myths and Legends: the Hero Twins Against the Lords of Death: a Mayan Myth • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Following the Trail of Marco Polo • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Goosebumps Graphix #3: Scary Summer • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Ramp Rats • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Warriors: Warrior's Refuge • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha #2: Escape from the Forest • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Warriors: The Lost Warrior • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Warriors: The Rise of Scourge • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Ancient Formula • AKJ Education $5.56 1 $5.56
Kickoff Blitz • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Sack Attack! • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
End Zone Thunder • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Skateboard Sonar • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Battle for Home Plate • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Reality Check • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Full Court Pressure • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Quarterback Scramble • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Lunch Lady #3: Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Haunted Cabin Mystery • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Castle Mystery • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Warriors: Ravenpaw's Path #1: Shattered Peace • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady #1: Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady #2: Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Mac Attack! #2 MAC Attack • AKJ Education $3.69 1 $3.69
Sherlock Holmes and the Boscombe Valley Mystery • AKJ Education $2.58 1 $2.58

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