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Mrs. S. from San Jose CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books on Tape and Cassette Players for First Graders

The cost of four cassette players, four headphones and a class set of books on tape is $387, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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First grade is an exciting year: students learn how to read! It's an amazing transition from non-reader to reader if a child has the background experiences and language skills. Listening to books on tape can greatly increase a child's reading and language skills. My students and I would greatly appreciate a set of four cassette players and headphones and a classroom set of First Grade picture books on tape that my students could use during school time and even borrow to use at home. Exposure to literature and a model reader would improve reading fluency and support my many English Language Learners. Of course, the books-on-tape would increase their love of books as well! In addition, my school is under-resourced and my students have not had the privilege of an adult reading to them at home. Listening to a book on tape would provide all 20 of them with the simple story-telling they are missing. Thank you so much for considering our needs. My students and I would be very grateful!

Mrs. S.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CASSETTE RECORDER MFG NO: 1300AV • Audio Graphic Systems, Inc. $34.00 4 $136.00
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie/Mini Book and Tape Package Laura Joffe Numeroff,Felicia Bond (Illustrator),Carol Kane (Reader) • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies: Book and Tape Laura Numeroff,Felicia Bond (Illustrator),Read by Jason Alexander • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
Dinosaur Time: (I Can Read: Level 1): Book and Cassette Package Peggy Parish,Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything Book and Tape Linda Williams,Megan Lloyd (Illustrator),Megan Lloyd (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Morris Goes to School (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) (Book & Cassette) Bernard Wiseman,B. Wiseman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Arthur's Loose Tooth Book and Tape Lillian Hoban,Read by Terry Christie • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
A Baby Sister for Frances Book and Tape Russell Hoban,Lillian Hoban (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa (Book and Tape) William Steig,Read by Bebe Neuwirth • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Why Do Leaves Change Color? Book and Tape Betsy Maestro,Loretta Krupinski (Illustrator),Loretta Krupinski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Beauty and Beast: Book and Tape Parragon • Barnes and Noble $5.38 1 $5.38

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