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Ms. M. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Audiobooks Help Students with Special Needs

The cost of The House of the Scorpion, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Hatchet, Touching Spirit Bear, and Freak the Mighty from Recorded Books, LLC and Lord of the Flies from AKJ Educational Services is $333, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a resource teacher at Burley Elementary School in Chicago, IL. I work with students who are in grades third through eighth and have learning differences. Close to 50 students in our school of about 400 have been identified as having special needs. Our school is a Literacy Magnet School and reading is celebrated here. Each grade level possesses a list of quality literature that is shared throughout the year as a class. However, more than 10% of our students struggle with these class novels because their independent reading ability is lower than their peers. From this frustration can come a decrease in self-confidence and an abandoned desire to read. I am asking for assistance in building an audiobook library for the resource room at Burley School. This library will include a collection of literary works for grades three through eight. With the use of audiobooks, students with learning disabilities in reading will have the opportunity to experience success! Students will be more engaged in reading. They will also be able to read books that are more age appropriate and reflective of their interests. Audiobooks assist in the development of decoding skills and oral reading fluency. Students will be able to comprehend a variety of literary works, which will enable them to achieve success in the regular classroom, and share in discussions with their peers. The success achieved through the use of the audiobook library will help instill a love of reading in students who are often very reluctant to read. Thank you for considering this proposal.

Ms. M.
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
House of the Scorpion-The • Recorded Books, LLC $80.75 1 $80.75
Great Gilly Hopkins The • Recorded Books, LLC $35.75 1 $35.75
Touching Spirit Bear • Recorded Books, LLC $34.75 1 $34.75
Freak the Mighty • Recorded Books, LLC $27.75 1 $27.75
Hatchet • Recorded Books, LLC $24.75 1 $24.75
Lord of the Flies -- Audiobook • AKJ Educational Services $22.67 1 $22.67

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