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Ms. Silveira from Hayward CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building English Skills and Self-Confidence

The cost of the Listening Center (tape recorder, headphones and dictation cassettes) is $459, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $479 goal

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I teach 7th grade at Winton Middle School in Hayward, California. We are a Title 1 school, with the majority of our students being on the free/reduced lunch program. We have a large number of English Language Learners at our school and our staff works very hard at reaching these students in particular. I teach over fifty 7th grade language arts students each day. At the 7th grade level, my students are required to give many formal presentations. During the year they will present essays, book reports and persuasive arguments. They will also read stories, books and articles from our classroom "author's chair." Many of my English Language Learners are not very skilled and/or confident about giving presentations, as language is still an obstacle for them. A wonderful way to help the students improve their presentation skills is through letting them practice on a tape recorder, then allowing them to listen to the tape so they can evaluate themselves. I would like to start a listening center in the classroom where the students can do this. We will need six tape recorders for a listening center post, as well as six sets of headphones and microphones. In addition, I am asking for as many blank audio tapes as possible.

Ms. Silveira
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TAPE RECORDER W/MICROPHONE • Nasco $22.45 6 $134.70
Califone 3060AV Multimedia Stereo Headphones Blue • SchoolOutfitters.com $8.50 6 $51.00
90 MIN AUDIO TAPE -- Sony Dictation Cassettes; 90 minutes, 5 per Pack • Quill Corporation $4.94 25 $123.50

Materials cost

$309.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$392.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.18

Total project goal

$478.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$478.76

1 Donor

-$451.47

Donations toward project cost

-$393.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.80

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$0.00

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