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Mrs. Castaneda from Santa Clara CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We're Hooked On Graphic Novels!

My students need sequels to the well written and beautifully illustrated graphic novels they have fallen in love with.

  • $326 goal

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My Students

I teach an amazing, diverse combo class of fourth and fifth graders.

My students are motivated, enthusiastic learners.

Their excitement about learning is contagious. Every day, my students enter the classroom with smiles on their faces, ready to learn.

At S. Elementary, we teach reading using Reading Workshop. Instead of using a reading textbook where each student is reading the same text, regardless of their level, students get to choose their own books, at their own reading levels. Teachers teach reading strategies, and the students apply these strategies using their own "just right" books. This differentiated instruction helps us reach each student at their own level. It is so exciting to watch my students grow as readers while they read books that they love.

My Project

My main goal for my students is for them to leave my classroom with a love of reading. I dream of my students going on in their lives seeing themselves as readers and learners. Some of my students are already there--I secretly love when I have to tell a child to tear himself away from his book. But others have yet to find their niche as a reader.

Graphic novels are a great way to get my students hooked on reading, especially the ones who don't yet see themselves as readers.

Earlier this year, my class received a grant for graphic novels from Donors Choose. When we received the huge box of gorgeous new books, it was like Christmas morning. My students couldn't wait to get their hands on them. They devoured the high-interest stories and beautiful artwork, passed them around and talked about them with friends. And, best of all, students are inadvertently using all of the reading strategies we work on in class as they read these graphic novels for fun.

Now that we have these amazing books in my classroom, my students are totally hooked. They talk about the characters in these books like they are close friends. Many of the books we received earlier this year were parts of series, and now, they want to know what will happen to their beloved characters next. This project contains graphic novels that were specifically chosen by my students because they are follow ups to books they love, or are by authors they adore.

I am requesting these graphic novels because they are well written--which I love--and fascinating to kids--which they love. I am thrilled to see my students so excited about reading!

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lumberjanes Vol. 7: A Bird's-Eye View • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Tea Dragon Society • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Ms. Marvel Vol. 3: Crushed • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Pashmina • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Ms. Marvel Vol. 4: Last Days • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
One Trick Pony • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
The Golden Lion (Cleopatra in Space #4) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Time Museum • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 3) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Coraline: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Ms. Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why (Ms Marvel: Marvel Now!) • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
The Getaway • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7): A World War II Tale of the Doolittle Raid • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
The Witch Boy • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Firelight (Amulet #7) • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61

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