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Mrs. Harris from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Fluency and Comprehension Through Audio Books

My students need these CD players and audio books to hear fluent reading and to allow for mobility and comfort.

  • $407 goal

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My Students

My school is incredibly diverse and is currently bursting at the seams. It has the highest enrollment of any middle school in the Humble area, making it hard to keep enough resources on hand for all of them. Every year, the number of English language learners I have in class increases, and I have to find more and more ways to build their fluency and reading skills.

Despite any cultural, economic, or linguistic differences, my 6th graders all have one thing in common - they love reading!

I'm hoping this set of audio books will keep that momentum going and going!

My Project

Who doesn't love a good story? These audio books and portable CD players will allow students to listen to fluent reading for a sustained period of time. As they listen and follow along with the text, students will have the chance to build their comprehension, word recognition, and develop their own oral language skills.

Furthermore, the portable CD players will allow the students to be able to find a comfortable place to sit and read, instead of being tied to a computer.

When students have some freedom to move around and get comfortable, they are much more willing to devote time to reading for longer periods of time.

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GPX PC101B Portable CD Player w/earbuds • AKJ Education $22.95 4 $91.80
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $25.55 1 $25.55
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 1 - 8 (Magic Tree House Series) Audio CD • AKJ Education $21.90 1 $21.90
The Roald Dahl Audio Collection • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Bridge to Terabithia CD • AKJ Education $18.97 1 $18.97
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $18.25 1 $18.25
Hatchet • AKJ Education $18.25 1 $18.25
Stargirl • AKJ Education $18.25 1 $18.25
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
The Lightning Thief • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Holes • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
The One and Only Ivan CD • AKJ Education $13.99 1 $13.99

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