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Mrs. Fok
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Literature Alive!

My students need audio and video versions of the literature that we read in class, such as Of Mice and Men and The Crucible.

I teach an American literature class at the city's most diverse high school. Most students do not read regularly on their own and have very little interest in literature. They have the "books are boring" attitude.

Some of my students recently saw a live play. Most of my students could not attend, but those who could were thrilled to see a dramatic presentation of the story they read. None of my students will be able to see another live performance because of limited resources at my school; however, audio and video versions of the texts will make the literature come alive for my students.

Not only will seeing and hearing the texts make the literature more interesting for my students, but it will make it more understandable as well. Students will be more likely to pick up a book on their own after hearing and seeing dramatic performances in class. Students will listen to audio versions of the text, then create their own reader's theater where they dramatically perform the text as if they were on the radio. The audio and video versions will enable students to engage with texts.

You can help make literature interesting and inviting for teenagers. What greater gift can one give to another?

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Of Mice & Men (3 CDs) John Steinbeck, Narrated by Gary Sinise, Read by Gary Sinise • Barnes and Noble $19.96 1 $19.96
Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd, Read by Jenna Lamia • Barnes and Noble $31.45 1 $31.45
Of Mice and Men Gary Sinise (Director), Gary Sinise, John Malkovich • Barnes and Noble $17.98 1 $17.98
The Crucible Arthur Miller, Performed by Richard Dreyfuss, Performed by Stacy Keach • Barnes and Noble $20.76 1 $20.76

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