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Mrs. Cornell from Carencro LA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Fluent Readers

My students need a listening center with headsets and booksets to listen to during The Daily 5

  • $1,493 goal

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My Students

There is something magical about seeing a child's face when he or she is being read to. I am a Second Grade Teacher and many of my students do not have the opportunity of being read to at home.

I teach at a Title 1 school.

We have a high poverty rate and many of our students do not have anyone to read to them or listen to them read. Many of our parents do not have transportation to bring their children to the library or the money to buy them books. The only literature some of our students are exposed to come from school. I do my best to provide my students with a wide variety of books to read and enjoy. I would love my students to have the opportunity to hear recorded books as part of their reading experience.

My Project

We use the Daily 5 during our Guided Reading time. One of the stations is Listening to Reading. Students are supposed to listen to books and respond to them in writing or just have a book talk with a small group. With no listening center, I cannot implement the Listen to Reading station. I do not have the technology in the classroom to use in place of a Listening Center either. Hearing a book read a loud or a recorded book, while following along with the text, helps students learn fluency and expression.

To be fluent, successful readers, students need to hear literature being read out loud.

A Listening Center would allow that to happen for my students. Giving the love of reading is a priceless gift.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ965 - Classic Birch Anyplace, Anytime Mobile Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $249.00 1 $249.00
GG820 - Read-Along Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
EE493 - Classroom CD & Single Cassette Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $189.00 1 $189.00
RE745X - Classroom Classics Read-Alongs - Set 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
RE540X - Classroom Classics Read-Alongs - Set 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
RE735X - My First Informational Text Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
LM165 - Book Bins - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.50 1 $19.50

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