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Ms. Dooley from Salem MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Banter about Books! Reading to Support Speech and Language

My students need more exposure to books in order to enhance their progress in speech and language therapy sessions.

  • $582 goal

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My Students

I am delighted when my students make demands. This may surprise you, but I feel this way because it means they are gaining the skills to communicate their wants and needs. As a speech and language therapist in the public school system I work with pre-school aged children of all abilities. Our diverse community is made up of children from all backgrounds and many are in financial need.

Each of my students communicates in their own unique way.

It could be through a complete, grammatical, verbal sentence, or a single word to request, or by handing me a PECS icon, or tapping it out on a voice generating device, or by hitting a pre-recorded button. All of these methods could be considered a great accomplishment for them.

It can be a challenge to make speech therapy fun for children aged 3-5. At this age, students are visual and interactive learners. The most effective way to make progress is to do it through play, books, and games. I do my best to make all my sessions entertaining and positive so each student enjoys our time together while learning a life-long, essential skills.

My Project

For preschool students, books provide a world of wonder. At this age, learning is enhanced by visual stories and students enjoy connecting with characters. Classic characters like Clifford the Big Red Dog and Pete the Cat are familiar and exciting. For those students who struggle with their speech and language skills books are a great support and learning tool. Each book I have selected carefully lines up with the year-long preschool curriculum.

Entire speech and language therapy lessons are easily planned based on a single book.

Through stories we can work on vocabulary building, articulation accuracy, answering WH questions, sequencing, and so much more.

Ms. Dooley
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Keepers(r) Assorted Magazine Holders - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 2 $33.92
Apache Laminating Pouches, 5 mil (5mil, Letter, 100 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.96 2 $29.92
Staples Poly Expanding Hanging File Pockets, Letter, Assorted, 5/Pack (3 Packs of 5) • Amazon Business $29.40 1 $29.40
Akro-Mils 66486 FILEB 12-Gallon Plastic Storage Hanging File Box with Attached Lid, 21-1/2-Inch by 15-Inch by 12-1/2-Inch, Semi-Clear, Pack of 1 • Amazon Business $26.71 1 $26.71
Manipulative Clip Box • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.06 4 $20.24
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
GUND Curious George Stuffed Animal Plush, 12" • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
If You Take a Mouse to School • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
1000pcs adhesive (500 Pair Sets) 0.59in Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Fall Is Not Easy • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Mister Seahorse (Picture Puffin) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Ten Red Apples • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Command Wire Hooks, Small, 16-Hooks (GP067-16NA) - Easy to Open Packaging • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dinosaurs Love Underpants (The Underpants Books) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Delivering Your Mail (Community Workers) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Green Eggs and Ham • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Never Touch a Dinosaur! • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Whose Tools Are These?: A Look at Tools Workers Use - Big, Sharp, and Smooth (Whose Is It?: Community Workers) • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
I Like Myself! (board book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Open Wide: Tooth School Inside • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Swimmy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mouse's First Valentine (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Pumpkin Soup: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Marvelous Me: Inside and Out (All about Me) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Mouse's First Day of School • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Happy Hanukkah, Curious George tabbed board book • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dear Mr. Blueberry (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Happy Day (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Letter to Amy (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Five Senses (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Ten Apples Up On Top! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Henry Helps Plant a Garden • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Brush, Brush, Brush! (Rookie Toddler) • Amazon Business $5.45 1 $5.45
Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
All by Myself (Little Critter) (Look-Look) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scholastic Reader Level 3: Poppleton in Spring • Amazon Business $3.80 1 $3.80
Latke, the Lucky Dog (Hanukkah) • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78
Clifford The Firehouse Dog (Clifford 8x8) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81
So You Want to Grow a Pie? (Grow Your Food) • Amazon Business $1.09 1 $1.09

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