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Mrs. White from Wheeling WV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading, Writing and Making Connections

Help me give my students engaging lessons to understand the Native Americans, the Puritans, the fundamentals of the writing process, and the essence of contemporary literature.

  • $553 goal

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My Students

My students in grade eleven are hard-working, multi-tasking-style learners. They balance academics, athletics, and social commitments with after school and weekend jobs. They range from high to low socioeconomic levels as well as a broad range of learning levels. Their ethnic backgrounds are diverse; foreign exchange students share the halls of our school.

My students are winners in the classroom, standouts on the field and court, and compassionate future leaders of our community.

They work together with faculty members to achieve greatness each and every day.

My Project

My students will use the materials to learn about Native American Origin myths, Puritanism, and the writing process in new and differentiated ways. Our American literature courses are divided into regular sections and honors sections, so these materials will help to create different levels of teaching and learning. The powerpoint introductions will provide the means to practice quality note-taking, and the writing materials will help to turn those notes into polished paragraphs and essays.

Comparing a contemporary version of a classic novel with its predecessor will help students see the American dream in different decades and how it evolves.

Students will be able to read Sara Benincasa's novel, Great, and make comparisons to the Great Gatsby. In the end, the dreams will connect back to the stories told by the Native Americans. These materials will provide the means to a cyclical curriculum by ending the year connecting to where we started the year.

Mrs. White
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Great • Bulk Bookstore $12.23 32 $391.36
Quote Paraphrase Summarize Unit • Teachers Pay Teachers $5.50 1 $5.50
Puritanism : PowerPoint Notes, Introduction • Teachers Pay Teachers $3.50 1 $3.50
Salem Witch Trials Introductory PowerPoint -- The Crucible, Puritans • Teachers Pay Teachers $3.50 1 $3.50
Informational Texts Student Analysis • Teachers Pay Teachers $3.00 1 $3.00
Native American Creation Myths Origins Powerpoint • Teachers Pay Teachers $3.00 1 $3.00
Introduction and Thesis: Hook, Information, and Thesis PowerPoint • Teachers Pay Teachers $3.00 1 $3.00
Identifying Hooks in Introduction Paragraphs Worksheet • Teachers Pay Teachers $2.99 1 $2.99
Puritanism Learning Stations -- Perfect as an intro to The Crucible • Teachers Pay Teachers $2.50 1 $2.50
Essay Writing: An Introduction • Teachers Pay Teachers $2.25 1 $2.25
Paragraph Writing: An Introduction • Teachers Pay Teachers $2.25 1 $2.25
Puritan Unit Sermon Writing Assignment • Teachers Pay Teachers $2.00 1 $2.00
Anne Bradstreet Puritan Poetry Worksheets and Activities • Teachers Pay Teachers $2.00 1 $2.00
Native American Lit Terms Quiz • Teachers Pay Teachers $1.95 1 $1.95
Introductions and Conclusions • Teachers Pay Teachers $1.00 1 $1.00
Writing Powerful Introductions • Teachers Pay Teachers $1.00 1 $1.00
Writing Introductions: Lead Scavenger Hunt • Teachers Pay Teachers $1.00 1 $1.00
Trickster Tale Creation • Teachers Pay Teachers $0.95 1 $0.95

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