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Mrs. Sutter from Bellaire MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

More to Drama Than Shakespeare

My students need books which showcase different writing formats so they can have exposure to drama and graphic novels. While I LOVE Shakespeare, my students need some updated plays and novels to pique their interest.

  • $466 goal

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My Students

Many of my students love to read and voraciously tear through novel after novel from my classroom shelves. But what I find most often is that they tend to pick novels they are comfortable with and already know they will enjoy. I want them to LOVE reading many different genres.

How will they know they won't like another genre if they don't have access to different types of novels?

It is with this mindset that I want to be sure my students have quality books in my classroom library, but that they also cover a wide variety of styles and ideas.

My Project

I ask my students to read an atypically-formatted book as an independent project. This includes drama (plays) and graphic novels, and while I have purchased many for my shelves, I do not have enough to offer variety beyond the traditional authors of this genre like Miller and Shakespeare. In researching online, I found many current authors and want to include their books, too.

These books will give my students more options without them (or me) having to buy them and will then live on my shelf for many years to come!

Plays and other formats could become their new favorite after exposure to the genre.

Mrs. Sutter
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
How I Made It to Eighteen A Mostly True Story • AKJ Education $19.79 1 $19.79
March 3 • AKJ Education $17.99 1 $17.99
March 2 • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Rent: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical • Amazon Business $16.62 1 $16.62
Blasted • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Frost/Nixon: A Play (Faber and Faber Plays) • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Wit: A Play • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Lincoln: The Screenplay • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
Art: A Play • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Same Difference • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Pillowman: A Play (Faber Drama) • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
The Odd Couple: A Comedy in Three Acts • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Anatomy of Gray • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Persepolis 2 The Story of a Return • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
March: Book One • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Proof: A Play • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $10.68 1 $10.68
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Doubt: A Parable • Amazon Business $10.10 1 $10.10
The History Boys: A Play (Faber Drama) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Glass Menagerie • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
August: Osage County - Acting Edition • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
A Streetcar Named Desire (New Directions Paperbook) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Disgraced: A Play • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
Good People • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
How I Learned to Drive - Acting Edition • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Hamlet (Graphic Shakespeare) • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
A Christmas Carol • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26

Materials cost

$359.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$395.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.77

Total project goal

$465.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$465.15

5 Donors

-$383.14

Donations toward project cost

-$332.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.72

match offer

-$74.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$62.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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