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Ms. Norcross from Naugatuck CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading About NOT Reading! Exploring Media in Fahrenheit 451

Help me give my students copies of Fahrenheit 451 to help strengthen crucial reading skills while also exploring the effects of media on a society who would rather watch than read

  • $828 goal

This project expired on March 24, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our 11th graders are are a diverse group of creative, energetic, and lively students who make each day so rewarding. Despite having many students who face a variety of challenges outside the classroom, we are a vibrant, thriving community. School is for many students the place they feel supported and cared for, something my colleagues and I strive for every day. These incredible students are eager to learn and are curious about the world around them. We want to be sure they have all the resources they need to be successful.

My Project

Fahrenheit 451, published in 1953, explores Ray Bradbury's fear that TV would diminish a love of reading and "stuff people" full of "useless facts." Were these fears valid? Where are we as a society today when it comes to reading, media and critical thought?

More than 50 years later, in a world grappling with screen addiction, students will explore whether the dangers Bradbury outlined in Fahrenheit 451 are relevant today.

This is a novel wrought full of people numbed through a steady diet of TV, drugs, and conformity. Without books, libraries and educated discourse, citizens find their history and connection to others rapidly diminishing. My students love to explore how the ideas in classic texts apply to their lives and these are the issues that will guide their reading. Through literature circles, reader's theater and dialectical journals, students will critically examine media influence on characters in the novel as well as on contemporary society.

We have requested 80 copies of Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451. We have been reading this novel with our juniors for many years but unfortunately, only have 20 copies of the novel left due to wear and tear. With more than 300 juniors at our high school, we hope very much to replenish our supply.

Having 100 copies will allow each junior teacher to provide students with their own books to take home. We take turns teaching the novel at different times during the year so as to allow students the opportunity to have their own copy to take home with them. This is critical because we do have some issues with tardiness and absenteeism. Oftentimes students are not able to get to school, and being able to keep up with reading and assignments at home is crucial to their success.

Ms. Norcross
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $8.29 80 $663.20

Materials cost

$663.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$703.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$124.09

Total project goal

$827.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$827.24

7 Donors

-$410.54

Donations toward project cost

-$354.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.33

match offer

-$410.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$348.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

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$0.00

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