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Ms. Grady from Hyde Park MA is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stories Live: Expanding Worlds with English Language Learners

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn the art of story telling and practice their own stories with trained performance artists.

  • $3,941 goal

This project expired on February 28, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are English Language Learners who have moved here from countries such as Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cape Verde, Guatemala, Sierra Leone, Lebanon and Cambodia. They appreciate the diversity of our classroom and our school. They also are respectful of the sacrifices and hardships that are part of their shared histories.

Our community of English Learners love to know one another's stories.

We are interested in what is common among us and we respect differences of languages, cultures and experiences. We share a common goal to be leaders and thinkers in a loving and supportive school community.

My Project

Visiting performers will teach the art of storytelling through modeling and interactive workshops. They will prepare the students to tell a two to four minute personal story by the end of the 6 day unit. Students will include elements of effective narrative including: sensory details, beginning and end and main take-away. We will also practice nonverbal tools of storytelling: facial expressions, voice and movement.

With the Stories Live curriculum, we will speak about common themes such as Up the Family Tree, Where I am From, Learned the Hard Way and others.

We laugh together, give praise and support and sometimes, cry. Students take pride in being able to tell their story to a live audience and teach meaningful lessons from their own experiences. Themes are aligned to the Common App essay prompts and will help students compose effective college essays.

Ms. Grady
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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23 donors23 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Norah Dooley $3,270.00

Visitor cost

$3,270.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$49.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$3,349.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$591.01

Total project goal

$3,940.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,940.06

22 Donors

-$3,920.06

Donations toward project cost

-$3,332.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$588.01

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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