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  • $764 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. R.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Audio Books for Struggling Readers

The cost of this proposal is $764, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I teach a wonderful group of third through sixth grade students with a wide range of disabilities. Most of my students cannot read books written at a Kindergarten level, yet their interests and understanding is closer to their actual age and their love for books and read aloud is undeniable! As part of our school-wide literacy block, every student is expected to read independently; however, my students reading abilities are similar to those of preschoolers, kindergarteners and first graders. Books written on their independent reading level are generally 4-5 pages long with 3-7 words on each page and are nothing close to literature. My students LOVE literature and are able to comprehend books that are much closer to their actual ages, yet they cannot read them independently. Current research supports the use of recorded books to improve reading comprehension and fluency. Furthermore, audio recordings paired with print books allow students to make the letter/word connections for decoding. In other words, audio books are a very valuable resource for struggling readers! Audio books or books on tape, will give my students the opportunity to "read" literature and non-fiction that is more age-appropriate and engaging as well as continue to expose them to more complex language structures, plot and information. In addition, my students would finally have the opportunity to interact with each other in literature circles and book clubs to discuss literature and engage in the higher level thinking they are capable of, yet their reading levels preclude. My students would be thrilled to walk in and find a new library of recorded books paired with print books to read along! I would be ecstatic to see them finally get excited to pick up a book and journey to far away places and make new discoveries. Audio books and their print counterparts purchased through your kind donations today will benefit students for many, many years! I am confident the audio books can and will benefit my students' reading skills and provide them with the opportunity to feel the excitement of a good book. The audio books will not take the place of independent reading, but will instead be another exciting option available for students as a wonderful motivator to increase their stamina and willingness for independent reading. Thank you for your kind consideration of this proposal and I look forward to sharing our exciting discoveries!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snap Homework Pack • Recorded Books, LLC $42.74 1 $42.74
Froggy Plays in the Band Homework Pack • Recorded Books, LLC $33.74 1 $33.74
Cricket in Times Square • Recorded Books, LLC $27.75 1 $27.75
In The Year of Boar J Robinson • Recorded Books, LLC $27.75 1 $27.75
Miss Rumphius Homework Pack • Recorded Books, LLC $26.99 1 $26.99
Casey at Bat Homework Pack • Recorded Books, LLC $25.99 1 $25.99
Good Night Good Knight Homework Pack • Recorded Books, LLC $23.99 1 $23.99
Iris*and Walter • Recorded Books, LLC $19.75 1 $19.75
Froggy*Plays in the Band • Recorded Books, LLC $19.75 1 $19.75
Strega Nona • Recorded Books, LLC $11.75 1 $11.75
Henry and Mudge Sneaky Crackers • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Henry and Mudge Snowman Plan • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Henry and Mudge Wild Wind • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Horrible Harry and the Ant Inv • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Horrible Harry The Green Slime • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
How I Became a Pirate • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Let's Go Froggy • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Meet the Barkers • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Mr.Putter and Tabby Feed Fish • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Mr.Putter and Tabby Fly Plane • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Mr.Putter and Tabby Row Boat • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Pinky and Rex • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Pinky and Rex and New Neighbor • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Pinky and Rex and the Bully • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Pinky and Rex the Spellin Bee • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Bear Snores On • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Verdi • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Cam Jansen Birthday Mystery • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Cam Jansen and Scary Snake Mys • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Cam Jansen Mystery of the UFO • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Digby and Kate • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Froggy's First Kiss • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Henry and Mudge and Family Trees • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Henry and Mudge Annie's Good Mov • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Henry and Mudge Bedtime Thumps • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75
Henry and Mudge Best Day • Recorded Books, LLC $10.75 1 $10.75

Materials cost

$539.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$626.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$137.48

Total project goal

$763.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$763.76

8 Donors

-$659.95

Donations toward project cost

-$626.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$103.81

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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