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Mrs. Amaro from Brentwood CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fabulous Fluent Readers

My students need 4 personal CD players to listen to stories and high frequency word readings in order to help build their fluency.

  • $237 goal

This project expired on February 21, 2013.

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My Students

How can our littlest learners build fluency as readers when they don't have examples of fluent readers to listen to?

My first grade students attend a public school in the East Bay.

This diverse group of students come from various backgrounds, but many of them qualify for free and reduced lunch, live in a home where no English is spoken, lack the resources and support needed to promote literacy in their homes, and are at risk for failing academically.

My Project

With these personal CD players my students will be able to listen to stories on their own. They won't be embarrassed to replay a track if they didn't understand it, or to listen to a certain story over and over. They will get to hear fluent readers reading with expression and proper intonation. These students will be able to point along as the High Frequency words that they are learning (over 130 this year!) are read to them with proper pronunciation. These struggling students are in need of intervention and can benefit tremendously from listening to fluent reading. They receive little or no support at home and with our growing class sizes, my time with each student is slowly decreasing. Students will be able to listen to our Open Court story of the week that they may have struggled to understand in a large group setting. They can listen to poems and short stories to improve their fluency. The possibilities are endless!

By donating to this project you will be helping my students develop a passion and appreciation for reading.

You can help close the achievement gap by providing them with the reading practice that many of their peers are already receiving at home. Help show them that they too can be readers!

Mrs. Amaro
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Insignia NS-P5113 - CD player - CD • Best Buy $35.99 4 $143.96

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