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Ms. Galloway from Michigan City IN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights! Camera! Shakespeare!

My students need 4 "Shakespeare Made Easy" adaptations, along with assorted arts supplies, including construction paper, scissors, poster board, markers and glue.

  • $215 goal

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I teach seventh-grade reading at a middle school with a population of 77% free and reduced lunch. Our middle school, which used to be a high school and was converted in 2003 to house 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, has about 700 students. I teach three different levels of reading classes, based on standardized-testing scores. My goal is to improve their comprehension skills, as well as their love of reading, by differentiating instruction. With my high class, I like to expose them to literature at their level, and challenge them to think and analyze the literature that they are reading at a deeper level.

My high level students are crazy about literature! My goal is to teach an introductory unit on Shakespeare that will expose them to the literature and inspire them to want to read more. Part of the unit requires them to read and analyze an act from a popular Shakespearean play, translate it, then create a modernized version of the act. We need some copies of some of Shakespeare's plays, as well as materials to use in our sets for the scene creations.

My students need some copies of Shakespeare's plays. These copies will be given to the students to read and analyze. They will then create a modernized version of the scene based on what they've read and interpreted. Next, they will need posterboard, glue, construction paper, paint markers, scissors, and markers to create their own sets and scenery.

As a former student, my best memories are of the creative and hands-on activities my teachers involved me in. As a teacher, I try to bring the same to my students. By donating to our Shakespeare project you are helping my students build connections with literature that aren't possible by just reading it. You are giving them a chance to experience things that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Ms. Galloway
Grades 6-8
  • Elston Middle School
  • Michigan City, IN
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Macbeth(Shakespeare Made Easy) • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Made Easy) • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
Othello (Shakespeare Made Easy) • AKJ Books $5.22 1 $5.22
Romeo and Juliet(Shakespeare Made Easy) • AKJ Books $6.10 1 $6.10
SCISSOR TEACHER PACK,6 "BLUNT Acme Scissor Teacher Pack;6-1/4" Blunt; 12 Per Pack • Quill $17.00 1 $17.00
SANFORD UNI-PAINT MARKER; ASSORTED Sanford Uni -paint Paint Markers; 6-color Set • Quill $18.89 1 $18.89
GLTTR CNSTRCTN PPR 12X18 ASRTD • Highsmith $5.67 1 $5.67
12"X18" CONSTRUCTION PAPER Quill Brand Lightweight Construction Paper; 12x18", Assorted Colors, 100-Sheets • Quill $3.77 3 $11.31
SHARPIE RETRACTABLE FINE POINT PERMANENT MARKER 12 CT ASST. Sanford Sharpie Retractable Permanent Markers; Fine Point, Assorted • Quill $21.59 1 $21.59
SCHOOL GLUE QUART Elmer's Washable School Glue; Quart Size • Quill $4.04 1 $4.04
SHARPIE ULTRA FINE RT BLACK 3/PK Sharpie Retractable Permanent Markers; Ultra Fine, Black, 3-Pack • Quill $5.39 2 $10.78
SUPER VALUE POSTER BOARD Bemiss-Jason Super Value Posterboard • Quill $14.39 2 $28.78

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