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Mrs. Tart from Smithfield NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fear Not: Making The Scarlet Letter Relevant For Modern Times

My students need 30 copies of No Fear: The Scarlet Letter to aid in their understanding and appreciation of 19th century American Romantic Literature.

  • $342 goal

This project expired on June 30, 2016.

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My Students

My classroom is challenging and rewarding. I have the privilege of teaching three classes of 11th Graders daily. My students are challenged because I have high expectations for every single one of them. It is rewarding because I know that everyday they leave with knowledge they didn't come in with.

My school is a wonderful example of what education should be.

We offer our students small class sizes, which allows them both to maintain rigor and go beyond expectations for themselves. I truly believe that at my school we are preparing students to be successful in college or the workplace. Our students in one word are motivated, which I feel is the greatest asset of a learner. Motivation in a student always equals growth and I am proud to be a part of what we are doing here!

My Project

Reading The Scarlet Letter can always prove to be a challenge for most students. The language of the 19th century can be difficult to understand, even for the most competent of readers. I want to use No Fear: The Scarlet Letter to present this timeless classic to my students in a way that leaves them unhindered by 19th century vocabulary and simply allows them to enjoy the work in all it's glory.

I feel that this project is going to help students connect more deeply with the novel than I have seen in the past.

So many of my students love the story in the novel, but really struggle to comprehend it on their own without a lot of guidance from me. They are eager to understand and always ask so many questions about what they are reading, but sadly get frustrated with the language. I want students to really enjoy the story and make connections with it and the modern world they live in.

Mrs. Tart
Grades 9-12
  • Johnston County Middle Clg High School
  • Smithfield, NC
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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The Scarlet Letter (SparkNotes: No Fear) • Amazon Business $7.95 30 $238.50

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