Ms. La-La from Lewiston ME is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students headphones so they can independently access books and activities that will help them improve their literacy and language skills while keeping the other students challenged with higher level text and activities.
I work in an inner-city school. I teach two 6th grade reading classes with 25 students in each class. Well over a third of those students are learning English and or receiving special education services. In each class I have a handful of students who are reading well above grade level.
Many of my students struggle to read independently.
Most of them come from low-income, single parent households where the focus is on the basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothing. Computers and books are considered luxuries and are rarely found in my students' homes. Because many of my students are new to the country, their parents don't have the English to read with them at home. This puts them at a disadvantage academically.
Working with such a diverse group of students, I am constantly looking for ways to engage and instruct them at their individual levels.
I would use headphones to help my students access books and literacy activities online so that they can listen and follow along with the text.
This helps the language learners to acquire English faster and it helps the learning disabled students to improve their reading skills while being exposed to the same material as their peers.
For my students who excel at reading, having headphones would enable them to access higher level books and activities while I work with the students who need more individualized attention.
I can just see the excitement on my kids' faces when they realize that each student will be able to have his/her own set of headphones to use in the classroom! We thank you for your generosity.
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|Samson - SR Wired Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black • Best Buy Education||$10.26||25||$256.50|
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