My students need a new listening center to help them become stronger and more independent readers and to help my ELL students develop vocabulary and language skills.
Learning to read at age 5 can be quite challenging, but learning to read in a language that you do not yet understand is a whole other story.
I teach kindergarten at a title one school where about 80% our incoming kindergarteners do not speak English as their first language, and many do not speak English at all.
Almost all of our students and families are living in poverty and are on free and reduced lunch. For many of our students, their first day of kindergarten is the first day they have ever set foot in a classroom setting. Teaching them how to speak and understand English while at the same time teaching them to read and write in English can be quite a challenge.
With the materials I requested I would be able to set up a listening station where my ELL students could learn language through literature. Using classic children's books and nonfiction texts, my students would be able to learn new vocabulary, sentence structure,concepts of print, story structure and SO much more. They would also be able to use the listening station for group lessons/activities designed to help students with phonemic awareness and phonics skills.
Please consider making a donation to help fund this new listening center for my students.
Your donation could help build a solid foundation for so many students this year, and for many years to come.
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