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Ms. Swersky from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Read with a Listening Center

My students need 6 CD Read-Along Kits.

  • $330 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach literacy to an 8th grade bilingual class in a high-poverty, high-needs neighborhood. Many of the students recently arrived to the US and are just learning how to read in English. Right now I have a set of 8 headphones and CD player, but I don't have any Cd's or books to complete a listening center.

My students are eager to raise their English reading level and become proficient in English. Since my class is very large (at full capacity), it is difficult for me to differentiate to all student levels and give every student the opportunity to hear a native English speaker read to them at their level.

A listening center would allow students to go to a special corner in the class and listen to books being read to them. They will develop early listening skills while learning new vocabulary.

Your generous donation will give my students the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of rich children's literature!

Ms. Swersky
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 34 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE542 - Goodnight Moon CD Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50
RE655 - Martin Luther King, Jr. CD Read-Along Kit • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50
RE379 - Anne Frank CD Read-Along Kit • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50
RE622 - Mary Wore Her Red Dress CD Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $36.50 1 $36.50
RE733 - Caps for Sale CD Read-Along Kit • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50
RE192 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs CD Read-Along Kit • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50

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