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Ms. Kuchs from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Struggling Readers Request Humor and Graphic Novels

My students need graphic novels and humorous fiction for independent reading and book club to keep them motivated to raise their reading levels.

  • $457 goal

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My Students

My students are 3rd - 5th graders living in lower Manhattan. 85% of the students in my school are considered low income. As a reading intervention teacher, I work with students struggling with reading. Most of my students are a grade level or more below in reading. It has been a struggle to get them interested in reading, but I have recently found a few book series that hold their interest. The problem is, I don't have enough copies of these books to keep them reading until the end of the school year. I would also like to use these books to run a book club with the students so I can help monitor their comprehension to ensure they are getting the most out of their reading experiences.

My Project

My 3rd - 5th graders have requested humorous books and graphic novels. Graphic novels give students a sense of accomplishment as they can use their other processing skills to help them understand the story line while still reading longer books.

They have also shown interest in humorous books by authors such as Roald Dahl and Louis Sachar.

We have a few of these books floating around the school, but not enough to read them in small groups to help students with comprehension on a more personalized level.

Students will use these books both for their independent reading time and in small groups for book club. I try to create fun and engaging comprehension activities. For Goldilocks and the 3 bears, the students wrote an additional scene for the book. Students chose to write about when Goldilocks tried on the clothes of the three bears and watched their various televisions. We would be so thankful for any contributions to our growing library and we look forward to sharing our work with our donors in the future.

Ms. Kuchs
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters 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 $56.99 3 $170.97
The Last Unicorn (Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Wayside School Boxed Set: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, Wayside School is Falling Down, Sideway Stories from Wayside School • Amazon Business $13.01 3 $39.03
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Witches • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dirty Beasts • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
George's Marvelous Medicine • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Enormous Crocodile • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
The BFG • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
Fantastic Mr. Fox • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
The Twits • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Magic Finger • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64

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