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  • 5 donors
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Audio Books: Helping Struggling Readers Succeed!

My students need audiobooks and movies to make the challenging content in English class more accessible.

My Students

Reading is challenging! Many of my students struggle with the challenging content I teach, especially classic literature. With the help of audiobooks, they can learn to love the classics!

My students are 10th and 11th graders at an urban high school in Western Washington.

My classes are inclusion Language Arts, which means half of my students have special needs and half of my students are general education students. As a school, we are determined to provide all students with access to a rigorous and engaging curriculum. My students with special needs sometimes need extra support, like audiobooks, to participate fully in class. The students are hysterical and brilliant young people that will change the world before you know it!

My Project

I have requested two copies of audiobooks for some of the books we'll read this year. My 10th grade students will read Brave New World and Animal Farm and my 11th grade students will read the Crucible and the Great Gatsby. Many of my students are struggling readers; I will be able to loan out these CDs to my students so they can take them home and listen to the book while following along. For many students, this will be motivation to complete required reading at home. I've also requested a copy of Persepolis on DVD. We will read Persepolis in my 10th grade class and I want students to be able to engage with the text in another medium.

My students are ready to grapple with major questions: What is the American dream?

What is the connection between individuals and society? How do we participate in a community and maintain our agency and independence? These audiobooks will guarantee that all students, especially students with special needs, can do higher order thinking without being restricted by their struggles with reading.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Crucible • AKJ Books $21.86 2 $43.72
Brave New World - Audio • AKJ Books $21.86 2 $43.72
The Great Gatsby CD • AKJ Books $14.59 2 $29.18
Animal Farm • AKJ Books $10.91 2 $21.82
The Complete Persepolis: Now a Major Motion Picture • AKJ Books $18.21 1 $18.21

Materials cost

$156.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$202.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.77

Total project goal

$238.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$238.48

4 Donors

-$200.00

Donations toward project cost

-$170.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

match offer

-$38.48

Match offer toward project cost

-$32.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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