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Mrs. Adler from Lawrence MA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Love Literature Through Listening!

Help me give my students an opportunity to listen to audiobooks at home. Scholars can benefit from listening to texts at home, but do not have the technology to do so and these MP3 players could solve that challenge!

  • $169 goal

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My Students

My students are the reason I teach and the reason I want to improve. My students are the reason for why I want to expand my own knowledge and experiences in this world.

My students are the best and most resilient young adults in this world.

I may be a little biased here, but everything I do is an effort to be a better educator and role model for them.

I fear that some of my students may not travel outside of Massachusetts for years to come, if ever. I know that many of them, although having immigrated from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, do not completely understand the extent to which the world is filled with miraculous wonders.

I want my students to gain a better understanding of who they are. I also want them to grasp the idea of how where they came from plays a vital role in their identity, but also where they choose to go plays a crucial role in how their identity will evolve over time. I want to help them become their own heroes.

My Project

Many of my scholars are reading below grade level, but the texts we read in class are all at or above a 7th grade reading level. This makes independent reading at home a real challenge at times.

Kids love to read, but often are discouraged by challenging texts that are far above their current reading level.

My hope is that these SanDisk Flash Mp3 Player 8GB - Black (SDMX24008K) MP3 players will enable my students who struggle the most to be able to access the literature we are reading in class and improve their own reading comprehension and fluency- particularly those who are learning English as a second language.

Mrs. Adler
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 60 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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SanDisk - Clip Jam 8GB* MP3 Player - Black • Best Buy Education $27.84 4 $111.36

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