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Ms. R. from Newark CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Literacy with Tape Recorders

The cost of five tape recorders and blank tapes is $273, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $273 goal

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I am a first grade teacher in a Title I school. The majority of my students are English Language Learners. We have been designated as an under performing school, and I have been desperately looking for a way to motivate my many non-readers and emerging readers (nearly 3/4 of my class) to read. The use of tape recorders was suggested to me by a reading specialist and I have developed a plan for their use. I am requesting 5 tape recorders with headphones and blank tape cassettes which will be used at a daily learning center. Five students at a time will have the opportunity to either record themselves reading a leveled book, or to hear me read a book to them as they follow along until they can read on their own. I will then record their progress on a chart as they keep a log of books they have read. I will listen to the tapes each day to monitor growth and/or areas of need. The children love to see and hear themselves at this age and I believe these tape recorders will be a useful motivational and educational tool to help them down the path towards literacy. Thank you in advance for your consideration of this proposal.

Ms. R.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TAPE RECORDER W/MICROPHONE • Nasco $22.45 5 $112.25
Califone 2924AV Mono/Monaural Classroom Headphones with Volume Control • SchoolOutfitters.com $8.69 5 $43.45
Maxell(R) Cassette Audio Tape, 60-Minute Normal Bias Standard, Pack Of 6 • Office Depot Inc. $3.41 4 $13.64

Materials cost

$169.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$223.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.05

Total project goal

$272.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$272.50

3 Donors

-$259.22

Donations toward project cost

-$224.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.95

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$0.00

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