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Ms. G. from East Boston MA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening Ears!

My students need a tabletop audio pod and 13 audio books to improve reading fluency and comprehension.

  • $394 goal

This project expired on February 4, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Help open a world of fantasy, poetry, adventure and mystery. You can help my students experience all of these adventures through literature. However, many of my students have limited reading skills and need audio books to enjoy these wonderful books.

My 25 Third Grade students are highly motivated and love learning.

They live in a poor urban area and come from low income households, but they enjoy coming to school everyday. The majority of the students come from non-English speaking homes and come to school with a limited vocabulary and poor reading skills. Unfortunately, many of their parents are unable to read with them at home and it is important we provide them lots of literacy opportunities at school.

My Project

Last year, we were able to purchase a listening center to allow my students to use audio books. Audio books paired with the actual text helps improve reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. However, we have no audio books that will help foster a love of literature. With the audio books, my students can access grade level material, which they could not read on their own. Please help my students visit The Chocolate Factory with Charlie, meet that pest Ramona, try to guess what Fudge will do next, and laugh at the stories from Wayside Elementary. There are so many fantastic children books my students hope to enjoy. Please help!

Having confident readers who love literature is my goal for every child who walks into my Third Grade classroom.

Limited English or having a Learning Disability should not stop children from enjoying many great books. It is a sad fact that children from low income households come to school with less vocabulary and often under perform in Reading. I want to help foster a lifelong love of reading in my students, and with your help we can change their future!

Ms. G.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLETOP AUDIO POD • School Specialty Inc. $78.35 1 $78.35
Double Fudge Judy Blume, Read by Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Fudge-a-Mania Judy Blume, Read by Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great Judy Blume, Read by Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Beezus and Ramona/Ramona and Her Father Beverly Cleary, Read by Stockard Channing • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
The Mouse and the Motorcycle Beverly Cleary, Read by B. D. Wong, Read by B.d. Wong • Barnes and Noble $12.94 1 $12.94
Ralph S. Mouse Beverly Cleary, Performed by B. D. Wong, Read by B. D. Wong, Read by B.d. Wong • Barnes and Noble $12.94 1 $12.94
The Wayside School Collection: Sidways Stories from Wayside School; Wayside School is Falling Down; Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger Louis Sachar, Read by Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $32.49 1 $32.49
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1) Jeff Kinney, Narrated by Ramon de Ocampo • Barnes and Noble $10.25 1 $10.25
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #2) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.25 1 $10.25
The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #3) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.25 1 $10.25
Matilda Roald Dahl, Read by Joely Richardson • Barnes and Noble $18.81 1 $18.81
Charlotte's Web E. B. White, Read by E. B. White • Barnes and Noble $18.46 1 $18.46
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl, Read by Eric Idle • Barnes and Noble $17.74 1 $17.74

Materials cost

$287.24

Vendor shipping charges

$7.84

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$334.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.01

Total project goal

$393.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$393.40

2 Donors

-$393.40

Donations toward project cost

-$334.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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