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Ms. P. from Providence RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students Need Books on CD for the Listening Center

My students need rich, beautiful books on CDs to read along at the listening center during centers.

  • $374 goal

This project expired on April 11, 2011.

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My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds. I teach ESL, Bilingual, and Special Education students grades 3,4, and 5 in my Direct Instruction Reading Class. My students speak Spanish, Creole, Nepalese. They would learn rich vocabulary when listening to rich literature on tape/cd.

My students come from many different backgrounds.

I have students from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nepal, Cape Verde, Africa, and Nepal. My school is a DI school (Direct Instruction) and we currently practice the Walk to Read model. I teach Decoding A, which is the lowest reading group for the intermediate grades. I currently have 26 students in my Direct Instruction Reading Class. My students are in grades 3,4, and 5. Out of the 26, 3 are special education students who are reading below grade level. The other 22 students are from ESL or Bilingual classrooms and have limited English. All of the students are learning English. Many of them have newly arrived to the United States from their native country and have been in the United States for less than one year. Some have had schooling in their native language while others have had little or no schooling.

My Project

I am requesting books on CDs. I have 26 students in my reading class, which is divided equally into 2 groups. I teach group 1 the first half of the class then I teach group 2 during the second half of the Direct Instruction Reading Block. When I am teaching group 1, group 2 is in their centers. Some go on the computer. Some read, write, and play a phonics/vocabulary games with my teacher assistant. Some also listen to books on tape on my listening center. The listening center provided by the school is quite old and outdated. Most of the time it works. Other times the students need to adjust the wires on the headphones or play around with some buttons. The listening center also requires tapes and at times the tapes damage very quickly. I am requesting new books for my listening center so my students can listen to rich literature while I am teaching the other group. Because time is limited and I cannot do read alouds, my students would gain so much from audio books.

My students would benefit tremendously from the new books on CDs.

They would learn new vocabulary words in English. By listening to audio books, students will also increase reading comprehension. Most of all, my students would be able to listen to rich, beautiful texts during center time. Many of my students are reading below grade level or cannot read/write/speak English. Listening to books on tape/cd will allow my students to continue learning while I am teaching another group.

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

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RE435X - I Can Read! CD Read-Alongs - Level 2 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $139.00 1 $139.00
RE320X - I Can Read! CD Read-Alongs - Level 1 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $139.00 1 $139.00

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