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Ms. Kelly Rice from Charleston IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Modern Scholars in Search of Shakespeare

My students need 30 copies of the graphic novel version of Macbeth so they can "see" the play as we read Shakespeare's words.

  • $535 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Remember the confusion you faced trying to decipher Shakespeare's "screw your courage to the sticking-place"? His plays are meant to come to life on a stage, so why do we ask students simply to read his words dead on the page? My students need to experience Shakespeare so they can understand him.

Students are reading "good" literature less and less often these days.

Unfortunately, budget cuts have made it impossible for my senior English students to have new textbooks in more than 30 years. Our current book contains Shakespeare's Macbeth, but its worn-out, out-dated appearance is rather off-putting.

My Project

The graphic novel of the drama Macbeth will spice up our study of Elizabethan literature. The comic book-style book contains the original text as written by Shakespeare, so students will still get the authentic experience. The full color images that accompany the text for every scene make the reading experience as close to a "performance" as we can get, which helps students to gain so much in terms of comprehension. When they fully understand, they will be able to take the next steps to making connections, analysis, and beyond!

I want my students to relate to this text and be able to apply its universal themes to the world around them.

With these books, that will happen. They will leave my course thinking Shakespeare is an amazing storyteller instead of "something boring they were supposed to read in high school."

Ms. Kelly Rice
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Macbeth The Graphic Novel: Original Text William Shakespeare, Nigel Dobbyn (Illustrator), Joe Sutliff Sanders (Translator), Adapted by John McDonald, Contribution by Karen Wenborn • Barnes and Noble $13.76 30 $412.80

Materials cost

$412.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$453.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.12

Total project goal

$534.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$534.11

3 Donors

-$525.28

Donations toward project cost

-$453.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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