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Ms. Stark
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

But no one at home can read to me...

The cost of these books on tape is $225, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

"There is no one at home to read to me at night." I have heard it in September and in June. I have heard it first grade and fifth grade. It is not an excuse, it is just the way it is. Most parents of students in my school just can't read in English to their child. This predicament inhibits my students' reading, writing and language development. They struggle with fluency and inflection in their reading. They barely finish standardized tests. They long to hear the story "just one more time." They, like me, wish there was a little more time each day. They'll sit inches from a classmate in hungry anticipation while a book is being read aloud. They discuss characters and plot with classmates, preparing post-its for conversation. They'll hang on every word you give them but they can't transfer the read aloud excitement and motivation home. They need more opportunities to listen to rich literature. This is where you might be able to help us! I have the cassette recorder and headphones ready. I also have three old cassette walkmans that are ready to be loaned home. I just don't have the books on tape. I attend grad class three nights a week and scarcely have the chance to get to the NYPublic Library while it is still open. I can't fit many more cassettes and books into my backpack or pay another overdue fee. We need a reliable listening center which fosters listening, reading, conversation and writing. We want to tell you about these books! So, I am not asking for anything huge. I am asking for a little help to start a classroom listening center filled with rich literature with books the teacher heard again and again as a child, like Where The Wild Things Are and Curious George, and books that every child should hear read to them at least once! Any contribution you can make to this proposal will be helpful. The library is recyclable for years to come. Thank you for reading!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Mordicai Gerstein, Read by Mordicai Gerstein • Barnes and Noble $23.35 1 $23.35
Stuart Little (2 Cassettes) E. B. White, Narrated by Julie Harris • Barnes and Noble $16.20 1 $16.20
Junie B. Jones Collection (Books 17-20) Barbara Park, Read by Lana Quintal • Barnes and Noble $16.20 1 $16.20
Amelia Bedelia Audio Collection Peggy Parish, Read by Suzanne Toren • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Where the Wild Things Are and Other Stories Based On Work by Maurice Sendak, Tammy Grimes • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans, Ludwig Bemelmans (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Blueberries for Sal Robert McCloskey, Jean Richards, Paul Lazarus • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (1 Cassette with Book) Bernard Waber, Bernard Waber (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Curious George and the Firefighters Margret Rey, H. A. Rey, Anna Grossnickle Hines • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
From Tadpole to Frog Book and Tape Wendy Preffer, Holly Keller (Illustrator), Contribution by Peter Lerangis • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Frog and Toad Are Friends: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Pooh Goes Visiting and Other Stories A. A. Milne, Contribution by Michael Williams, Contribution by Geoffrey Palmer, Contribution by Stephen Fry, Contribution by Judi Dench • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Mouse Tales: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2), Vol. 2 Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa (Book and Tape) William Steig (Illustrator), Read by Bebe Neuwirth, Jeremy Steig • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Caps for Sale Schildkraut, Read by Brian O'Sullivan • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05

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