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Ms. Sussman from Long Island City NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Theatre Library!

My project needs various copies of drama texts for our theatre library. We need copies of plays, musicals, improvisation and technical theatre books for grades 6-8.

  • $530 goal

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I teach drama for grades 6, 7 and 8 for a public middle school in Queens. Because drama is a relatively new curriculum offering for our school, we need basic drama texts for the classroom. The units I have in mind include improvisation, character development, scene work, pantomime, and technical theatre. The texts that I have asked for will undoubtedly enhance my students' experiences both in the drama classroom and across the curriculum! Drama is an excellent way for students to express themselves creatively, build literacy skills and make new friends. These texts will help create and sustain a theatre program which is vital for their social development. Thank you very much for your contribution to our theatre department. Your generosity will have a monumental impact in my students' lives.

Ms. Sussman
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Theatre Games for Young Performers Maria C. Novelly, Arthur L. Zapel (Editor), Kathy Pijanowski (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
More Theatre Games for Young Performers: Improvisations and Exercises for Developing Acting Skills Suzi Zimmerman • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Hal Leonard Corporation (Editor), Clark Gesner • Barnes and Noble $9.85 1 $9.85
Head First Acting: Exercises for High-School Drama Students Bruce J. Miller • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Secondary Stages: Revitalizing High School Theatre Jeff Bennett, Foreword by D. B. Sweeney • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Program Building: A Practical Guide for High School Speech and Drama Teachers Toby Heathcotte • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Understanding A Raisin in the Sun: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents Lynn Domina, Lorraine Hansberry • Barnes and Noble $44.95 1 $44.95
Into the Story: Language in Action through Drama Carole S. Miller, Juliana Saxton • Barnes and Noble $21.15 1 $21.15
Drama Handbook: Teaching Acting through Scene Work Davina Rubin • Barnes and Noble $11.25 1 $11.25
Hamlet Teacher's Resource Book (Picture This! Shakespeare Series) Christina Lacie (Editor), Michele Earle-Bridges (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Creative Drama for the Classroom Teacher Ruth Beall Heining, Ruth B. Heinig • Barnes and Noble $113.22 1 $113.22
Using Drama to Support Literacy: Activities for Children Aged 7 to 14 John Goodwin • Barnes and Noble $26.05 1 $26.05
Beginning Drama 11-14 Jonothan Neelands, Neelands Jonoth • Barnes and Noble $25.92 1 $25.92
Speaking and Listening through Drama 7-11 Francis Prendiville, Nigel Toye • Barnes and Noble $29.65 1 $29.65

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