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Mrs. Gollogly from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

English Language Learners Read Shakespeare

Help me give my students, who are learning English, the opportunity to access Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream through graphic novels!

  • $345 goal

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My Students

"Do we have time to read today?", exclaim my students as they enter class each day. "Of course we do because what would our classroom be like without books?", I respond. This is one small example of how my classroom brings me joy every day. My classroom consists of students at a variety of reading levels. Some are newcomers to America with little English, and others have the characteristics of advanced placement high school students. Yet it is our diversity that helps us to grow and nurture one another.

I work in a large urban school where 56 different countries are represented in our building.

I have the honor of fostering the curious minds of 8th graders as they begin to determine who they are, who they want to be, and what they need to do to get there.

My Project

Shakespeare is known to have a universal appeal. This is because his works can be accessed in a variety of medias, levels, and languages. I plan to use the graphic versions of the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, to have students investigate how the text, images, and film version share similarities and differences, and why these alterations are important to understanding the original.

All of the English Language Learners in my class will get to experience the world of Shakespeare in the form of a graphic novel.

With these resources, each student can feel confident in grappling with the meaning of the text, knowing they have the support of the images. This version of the play will guide them to question, clarify, and evaluate the play.

Mrs. Gollogly
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 135 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Midsummer Night's Dream The Graphic Novel: Original Text • AKJ Education $7.29 30 $218.70
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99

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