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Mrs. K. from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To Read or Not To Read!

My students need 11 different language resources, including 25 copies of both "Macbeth" and "The Lovely Bones", poster board and the book "In Search of Shakespeare".

  • $676 goal

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My Students

"To read, or not to read, that is the question". My students need to learn how the history of the period can come alive, the language of artistic passion, and the ability to connect with some of the greatest literary minds in history through reading and the performing arts; this why we read.

For some students, the performing arts create opportunities to comprehend the incomprehensible and learn that studying literature can be great fun.

My students have not had these opportunities because of their diverse backgrounds and low family incomes. I want them to experience the world beyond their normal cultural limitations. Parents have chosen our charter school for a purpose, and that purpose was to give the students the tools needed to transcend the environment in which they grew-up.

My Project

Survival as a teacher in a classroom depends on the materials you use to capture, ignite, and guide students to a final result. Performing a Shakespearean Comedy, "Taming of the Shrew", and reading the drama "Macbeth" plus viewing the DVDs will help my students develop a connection to literature, reading and the performing arts. For many of my students, this will be their first exposure to Shakespeare and reading dialog in a play form. I want them to love it. I want them to remember reading and performing these plays when they are old. I have also added a modern novel Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, that has an interesting readability for this age group with a Shakespearean theme. I want them to foster this knowledge of reading in their own children someday. I want to change this generation of non-readers to lovers of literature.

These inner-city students are hopeful that they will enter our world as equals after graduation.

Help me help them love literature. Your funding can give students the materials the school district can not afford to provide under the current conditions. You will make it possible for my students, ESL or English as a Second Language, to experience crucial literary works in many different forms.

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Mrs. K.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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30 donors30 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Will Shakespeare Tim Curry, Ian McShane • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
Macbeth (Shakespeare Made Easy) • AKJ Books $6.10 25 $152.50
Teaching Outside the Box • AKJ Books $21.76 1 $21.76
In Search of Shakespeare Michael Wood • Barnes and Noble $31.49 1 $31.49
Classical Comics Study Guide: Macbeth: Making Shakespeare Accessible for Teachers and Students Karen Wenborn, Jon Haward (Illustrator), Nigel Dobbyn (Illustrator), Nigel Dobbyn • Barnes and Noble $20.65 1 $20.65
Ready-to-Use Activities for Teaching MacBeth John Wilson Swope, John W. Swope • Barnes and Noble $25.15 1 $25.15
Taming of the Shrew • AKJ Books $11.33 1 $11.33
The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold • Barnes and Noble $7.19 25 $179.75
The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold, Read by Alice Sebold • Barnes and Noble $12.98 1 $12.98
Poster Board 22x28in White 100/Ctn • Lab Safety Supply, Inc. dba Highsmith Inc $37.13 1 $37.13
MAGNUM 44 PERMANENT MARKER -- Sharpie Magnum Industrial Chisel Tip Markers; Black • Quill $3.32 1 $3.32

Materials cost

$514.05

Vendor shipping charges

$0.03

State sales tax

$23.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$553.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.59

Total project goal

$675.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$675.51

30 Donors

-$662.78

Donations toward project cost

-$553.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$108.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.73

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$0.00

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