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Ms. H. from Federal Way WA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Now Hear This: Fund a Reading Revolution

My students need 24 cassette tape players so they can enjoy books at their level from our growing books on tape library.

  • $443 goal

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Our 3rd grade class is ready to actively take full responsibility for our learning. We want to increase the amount of time we spend listening to reading, because research shows this is the best way to increase our comprehension and improve our fluency and vocabulary. We are a class of energetic, committed 3rd graders, and we will loop up to 4th grade together in 2009-10.

Our school is looking to move away from its current government-developed reading curriculum to a balanced literacy model, which greatly increases the amount of time students spend listening to reading. Balanced literacy is considered to be a best holistic reading model for students, particularly high-risk and high-needs learners. We are looking for supplies that will support our readers as we spend more time reading independently. Our class absolutely loves reading books on tape, but we currently spend more time fixing and fiddling with our 15-year-old tape players than we do reading. Tape players are particularly important to our class, because many of our families speak languages other than English, so we don't hear read alouds very much at home.

Perhaps you've noticed that many classrooms on Donors Choose are looking to develop listening libraries. We need 24 cassette tape players so they can enjoy books at their level from our growing books on tape library. These tape players aren't just feeding a trend or an educational fad. Educational researchers Jim Trelease, Regie Routman, Debbie Diller, Gail Boushey, and Joan Moser all have reported findings proving the value of students listening to reading.

So why should you fund OUR listening library request over the dozens of others? You will be helping to start a high-quality reading revolution that will spread school-wide. Additionally, our class is responsible and we take care of our materials so they will last for years to come. Please help us transition to a reading program that gives students choice and power to improve their learning.

Ms. H.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF325X - Student Cassette Player - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 6 $299.70

Materials cost

$299.70

Vendor shipping charges

$29.97

State sales tax

$19.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$362.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.61

Total project goal

$442.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$442.26

6 Donors

-$442.26

Donations toward project cost

-$363.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.26

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$0.00

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