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Ms. Holtkamp from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Listening

My students need audio books and MP3 players to help them keep up with their Language Arts reading.

  • $1,211 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full of students who are working on social and life skills. These students have the desire to be a part of the community but have little or no experience interacting in the work field.

I am the Special Education teacher for a charter school in the Salt Lake School District.

Our school has a high focus on helping students attend college, but many of my students will join the work force after high school. Most of my students do not have any experience in the work field and have a difficult time with social interactions. My students are hard-working, fun-loving kids who are trying to gain the skills that will help them once they graduate.

My Project

My students will use the audio books and the MP3 players to listen to the books that are assigned to them for Language Arts. They will read along as they listen to help them develop reading strategies as well as increase their comprehension. The books will be available for the students to put on the classroom MP3 players, which will be available for the students to check out and take home.

The students in my room have specific learning disabilities that make reading large amounts seem like an insurmountable task.

These audio books will help the students build a love of reading and learning as they are exposed to literature that has been chosen specifically to me meaningful and of interest to my students.

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Ms. Holtkamp
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony - NWZ-E380 Series Walkman 4GB* Video MP3 Player - Black • Best Buy Education $55.02 12 $660.24
Sony NWZE383 4 GB Walkman MP3 Video Player (Black) • Amazon Business $48.00 3 $144.00
Frankenstein • Amazon Business $28.29 1 $28.29
To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $23.39 1 $23.39
The Grapes of Wrath (Library Edition Audio CDs) (L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collections) • Amazon Business $22.76 1 $22.76
George Orwell Boxed Set (1984 and Animal Farm) • Amazon Business $21.85 1 $21.85
Hamlet (Arkangel Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
Frankenstein (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
The Tempest (Naxos AudioBooks) • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
Macbeth (New Cambridge Shakespeare (Naxos Audio)) • Amazon Business $14.70 1 $14.70
The Kite Runner • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88

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