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Mrs. Robertson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Fluent Readers of the Future

My students need 8 tape recorders and 8 headsets to listen to books on tape and record themselves reading.

My Students

Each day when it is time for centers the children ask if the one tape recorder is available for the listening station. However only having one for 20 kids does not really allow for children to self select books, to record their one reading or for me, as the teacher, to differentiate the learning.

I have a group of 20 low income first graders.

They range from non-readers to children who read at a level equal to the middle of 2nd grade. All of these kids will benefit from hearing stories read aloud so they hear what fluent reading sounds like. Having the opportunity to record themselves would be a tremendous learning opportunity.

My Project

My students need 8 tape recorders and 8 headsets to listen to books on tape and record themselves reading.Each day a group of students will rotate through the center. First they will pick out a book on tape to read. They will listen to the story. Then they will be required to read into the microphone and record themselves as many times as they want so I can keep track of their fluency. My hope is that this will improve reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension.

On a daily basis, my students don't have access to basic technology that can help them be better readers.

Not only that, but we have a collection of books on tape in our library that aren't being used. So this project will allow the students to have access to multiple resources so they can make growth in all areas of reading.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RCA RP3504 Cassette "Shoebox" Voice Recorder • Amazon $21.20 8 $169.60
VM Audio SRHP3 Stereo MP3/iPhone iPod Over Head On Ear DJ Headphones Blue/White • Amazon $11.99 8 $95.92

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This project will reach 20 students.

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