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Ms. Morgan from Houston TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Believe You Can Read!

My students need audio equipment, DVDs, and reading materials to help them learn sounds to read improve speaking, fluency, and comprehension skills.

  • $1,059 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine how you would feel if you picked up a book and none of the words made sense. Over 75% of the students I teach cannot read and are on tier 3 level. All of them are economically disadvantaged students who have limited access to books.

The students I teach are very challenging and have a wide learning gap.

They attend an urban Title I school(100%). The school is also a tier 3 school, which means no gains were made in reading or math last year. I teach ESL, special needs, and regular education students all in one classroom. Our reading block consists of whole group, guided reading, and small group.(in addition to pull outs) Most of the students struggle with letter sounds (especially differentiating between short and long vowels), decoding, and fluency. The majority of these students are on K and 1st grade level, ranking them as tier 3 level readers (severe reading difficulty). Also, most of my students never have opportunities to be read to outside of the regular school day. Many are being parented by elderly grandparent(s) on a limited budget with little or no reading resources at home.

My Project

With the resources provided by donors, my students will be able to listen to tape-recorded books and read along with the tape to assist with reading and fluency skills. I will be able to set up several listening stations with DVDs, cassette tape books, and download books on the mp3. Based upon research, tape recorded books and media assisted learning can help reluctant readers gain fluency and comprehension of text. My students will be able to experience listening to fluently read text to assist them with reading fluently, with appropriate phrasing to enhance comprehension of text.

My students desperately need audio/visual aides to assist with reading and close reading gaps.

It is critical for students to read on or above grade level by third grade. These students are already 2-3 levels behind and several are not able to read a complete sentence without stopping. By providing my students with the audio and reading materials needed, they will be able to make great gains in reading and believe they can read!

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 43 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
2GB Portable Mp3 Player • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $39.99 1 $39.99
Multi-Station Classroom Cassette Player Number Positons Option: 8 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $60.20 1 $60.20
Rock N Learn - Letter Sounds Dvd • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
Rock N Learn - Phonics Easy Readers On Dvd • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
Interactive Short Reading Passages Activities Gr 2-3 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $15.99 1 $15.99
Ashley Productions - The Big Timer • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $9.99 1 $9.99
American Educational Prod. - Digit Stop Watch • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.30 5 $16.50
Teacher Created Resources - Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Gr 3 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $13.99 1 $13.99
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Core Skills Reading Comprehen. 3 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $9.99 1 $9.99
Newmark Learning - Everyday Comprehension Gr 3 Intervention Activities • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
Shell Education - Read And Succeed Comprehension Gr 3 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
Remedia Publications - Comprehension Connection Story Folders • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $69.99 1 $69.99
Educational Insights - Loud & Clear 4-position Headphone Listening Center • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $79.99 1 $79.99
Lenovo - 15.6' IdeaPad Laptop - 4GB Memory - 320GB Hard Drive - Black • Best Buy $299.99 1 $299.99
Top-Loading Portable Classroom CD Player with USB and Mp3 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $79.99 1 $79.99
Teacher Created Resources - 101 Lessons Vocabulary Words In Context Gr 3-5 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$791.56

Vendor shipping charges

$66.07

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$899.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$158.74

Total project goal

$1,058.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,058.24

3 Donors

-$1,058.24

Donations toward project cost

-$899.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$158.74

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$0.00

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