You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Detro from Thibodaux LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comparing Fiction the Real Life

My students need a class set of the novel Fahrenheit 451.

  • $525 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is comprised of a mixture of personalities and academic skills. I teach 9th-grade English Language Arts. They are first year high schoolers coming in scared, nervous and eager to learn, but most dislike reading.

My students come from various backgrounds with different levels of support at home.

One thing they all have in common is the commitments outside if the school day. Reading for pleasure has taken a backseat to technology and those outside commitments. Without support at home to encourage reading it must be done in class. We need an engaging novel with multiple take aways.

My Project

Fahrenheit 451 has been placed in our 9th-grade curriculum for next year. I am excited to share this fiction with my students because the premise of the fiction is becoming reality.

Aside from the skills the novel naturally lends itself to, we can explore how Montag's reality is becoming ours.

The novel lends itself to exploring point of view, character development, cause and effect and so on. I also want my students to explore how the printed word was banned and television (technology) is used as mind control. We will explore how losing the written word removes creativity and freedom of thought and how that has an effect on people.

Mrs. Detro
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 140 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Detro is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel • AKJ Education $10.78 35 $377.30

Materials cost

$377.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$445.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.70

Total project goal

$524.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$524.67

1 Donor

-$524.67

Donations toward project cost

-$445.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Thibodaux","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1781588],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"LA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3108678,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/comparing-fiction-the-real-life/3108678/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":140,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Detro","authorIds":{"1781588":{"owner":"Mrs. Detro","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3108678],"proposalHash":"408677030","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1781588_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1525562946048","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":310769,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":279,"proposalURL":"project/digital-access-in-digital-times/5401202/","matchingFund":{"name":"Study.com","type":"AUTO_DONATION_MATCH","donorSalutation":"Study.com","ownerRegion":null,"matchingKey":"FY21_StudyMO","matchImpactMultiple":2.0,"multipleForDisplay":"2X","amount":0.00},"proposalTitle":"Digital Access in Digital Times","proposalId":5401202},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTIzNDM4NQ=="],"teacherId":1781588,"schoolCounty":"Lafourche","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"LA","name":"Louisiana"}}