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Mrs. Curran from Freeport IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Chapter Books Coming Alive

Help me give my students recorded chapter books and enriching literacy during their remote learning time to help keep them motivated and entertained.

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My Students

Learning can take place in a wide variety of ways. My students and I are on a remote learning adventure and discovering new technology that is letting us communicate and hold meetings. They are creative, determined and motivated learners who are looking for new opportunities to learn.

During this pandemic I am reading chapter books aloud to my students via video recording and bringing texts alive with different backgrounds and sound effects.

I am currently using my personal cell phone to record these stories and transferring them into a different format. Using my school provided laptop and resources, I am able to send them chapters to listen to and share with their families.

My goal is to get more chapter books into their hands and be able to record the stories in a more effective manner where they can see the beautiful illustrations and text features. Feedback from my families have indicated that they love listening to the stories and sharing them with siblings and parents.

My Project

The document camera will allow me to show the students the pages of the books, allowing for better comprehension. They will be able to see the illustrations and other text features. Additionally this will allow for our virtual class meetings to be more interactive and hands on and bring more games that reflect our curriculum such as war, carrot race and uno attack. The books will allow me to bring a wider range of texts to the students that will encompass all of their interests as I am using books that I personally own - which are not all at a third grade level.

Mrs. Curran
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kodak Document Camera Visual Presenter (NUSCAN Q500) $149.99 1 $149.99
The Day the Crayons Came Home $12.02 1 $12.02
Ada Twist, Scientist $9.49 1 $9.49
The Day the Crayons Quit $9.19 1 $9.19
Toy Story 4: Forky in Craft Buddy Day $8.87 1 $8.87
Rosie Revere, Engineer $8.39 1 $8.39
Fantastic Failures: True Stories of People Who Changed the World by Falling Down First $8.29 1 $8.29
Pax $5.89 1 $5.89

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