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Mrs. Rapson
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 12 donors
  • $0 still needed

Breaking Down Barriers: There's More Than One Way to Read!

My students need 6 Tag reader pens to use the Tag book sets they earned last year as part their Read for My School challenge. They need 2 MP3 players to hear audiobooks

My Students

For some of my students, reading is more of a chore than a joy. These Tag pens and audio books MP3 players will enable readers who struggle to have another way to enjoy books, hear the audiobook versions of books their friends recommend to them, and interact with books through the Tag reader pen.

My students are an amazing group of people!

We have a tremendous library with an extensive collection of print books. Last year they participated in the "Read for My School" challenge through We Give Books. In that challenge they earned 250 brand new hardcover Tag reading system books for our library and primary classrooms. The only problem is that we don't have money to purchase the TAG reader pens. These pens make the books come alive through audio, interactivity, definitions, games and so much more. I have quite a few struggling readers for whom these pens could really make a difference in their emerging literacy. For my older struggling readers, I currently only have one MP3 player on which they can listen to books. I have asked for two more to help those kids who really want to read the latest "wimpy kid or"percy jackson" or Newbery medal winner but need the extra support of the audiobook to follow along with.

My Project

In the classroom my students will be able to use the TAG pens either individually or in small groups using headphones and splitters. These could become part of their RTI time since each TAG book works on a specific phonics skill area. This would be a fun way for the students to really interact with the books and connect to the story in new ways and at their own pace. The MP3 audiobook players really help the older students to feel more connected to the other kids by allowing them to "read" the same books as their friends and to not be defined or embarrassed by their "reading level".

Your donations will open doors to literacy for struggling readers.

Younger developing readers will get a fun "techy" way to interact with books we already have that are currently underused. The MP3 players will allow students to participate in projects, such as our recent "read a Newbery winner" event. I downloaded an audiobook for a student who struggles and he was so happy and grateful that he knew what the story was about because he could listen and follow along. It was truly an Aha!!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LeapFrog LeapReader Reading and Writing System, Green • Amazon $44.41 6 $266.46
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player (Black) • Amazon $34.95 1 $34.95
SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip 4GB MP3 Player (Red) • Amazon $29.99 1 $29.99

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This project will reach 110 students.

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