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Ms. Roberts from Philadelphia PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

All Ears for Reading!

My students need a listening center and audio books to help them learn to be proficient speakers, readers and listeners in English.

  • $180 goal

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My Students

Our students are English Language Learners, most of whom come from high stress living situations. Many have parents who are ill, deceased, working several jobs or struggling to find work. Many have been exposed to sometimes extreme violence. Some of our students, though born here, come from families with undocumented adults and live with the fear of seeing their families split in two. But all of our kids hope to overcome the trauma of their lives to become successful in whatever way they define this and our teaching staff is here to support them.

My Project

"Civilization is a race between education and chaos." - H.G. Wells. My third grade class - mostly ESOL children far below reading level - can vastly improve their skills through the shared reading experience provided by a vibrant listening center.

My students need to read along with high-proficiency modeled reading as much as possible.

Most of their parents can't read to them in English. Our school is in a high-poverty area and has almost no resources. Often, my students only speak and read English during the school day; once they go home, there is no one to support their continued practice.

I am asking for a listening center and audio books. This listening center will help develop all four domains of English Language Learning (listening, speaking, reading, writing) through modeling, scaffolding and practice. It will give our bright and enthusiastic students more opportunities to become proficient in English.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 40 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hamilton Buhl 6-Sation, Basic CD, AM/FM Listening Center • Amazon Business $95.81 1 $95.81
Ball Park Mysteries: Books 1-5, The Fenway Foul-Up / The Pinstripe Ghost / The L.A. Dodger... • AKJ Education $24.82 1 $24.82

Materials cost

$120.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$152.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.90

Total project goal

$179.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$179.34

3 Donors

-$179.34

Donations toward project cost

-$152.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.90

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$0.00

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