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Ms. Wang from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dramatic Interpretations: Creating a Listening Library

The cost of more than 30 books, including two copies each of The Butterfly, There's a Boy, Faithful Elephants, and the Magic School House Boxed Set 1, is $956, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $988 goal

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Hawthorne Elementary is a multi-ethnic, multicultural school with more than 800 students in the flatlands of Oakland. We are a Title I school and many of our students receive free or reduced price lunch. Although our students made academic gains last year, many of them still perform below grade level in Language Arts. It is not uncommon to have a reading level span from first to fifth grade in our fourth and fifth grade classes. This project strives to increase student literacy and to foster a love of reading. With the objective to create books on tape, students will routinely evaluate, discuss and share their reading. Students will be reading high-quality, high-interest books. This project will not only give struggling readers an opportunity to read and reread many books at their own reading level (which is often not the same as their grade level), but will also inspire them to artistically interpret the texts that they choose to perform on tape. The reading, rereading, and discussion of many books with their peers will not only help students improve their reading comprehension, but also their fluency, vocabulary and spelling. Finally, this project will be presented as a service project. Students will be conscientiously making these books on tape for others while becoming better readers themselves.

Ms. Wang
Grades 3-5
  • Hawthorne Elementary School
  • Oakland, CA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Passage to Freedom • $16.95 2 $33.90
Heroes • $16.95 2 $33.90
HENRY AND MUDGE IN PUDDLE TROUBLE BOOK & CASSETTE • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.95 1 $16.95
New Captain Underpants Collection • $16.47 2 $32.94
Second Captain Underpants Collection • $13.47 2 $26.94
Discovery of Dragons • $12.89 2 $25.78
The Eleventh Hour • $12.89 2 $25.78
The Water Hole • $12.89 2 $25.78
Anamalia • $12.89 2 $25.78
Jungle Drums • $12.84 2 $25.68
A Light in the Attic • $12.59 2 $25.18
Wayside School Boxed Set • $12.22 2 $24.44
The Butterfly • $11.89 2 $23.78
Three Tales of Dragon • $11.86 2 $23.72
Thank You Mr. Falker • $11.55 2 $23.10
Pink and Say • $11.55 2 $23.10
I Can Hear the Sun • $11.55 2 $23.10
Orange for Frankie • $11.55 2 $23.10
The Bracelet • $11.55 2 $23.10
Riding the Tiger • $11.20 2 $22.40
Faithful Elephants • $10.88 2 $21.76
A Giraffe and a Half • $10.87 2 $21.74
Magic Tree House Boxed Set 2 • $10.85 2 $21.70
magic school house boxed set 1 • $10.85 2 $21.70
A Number on My Grandfathers Arm • $9.71 2 $19.42
The Keeping Quilt • $6.29 2 $12.58
Smokey Night • $5.40 2 $10.80
There's a Boy • $5.39 2 $10.78
Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 1 $3.48

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