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Ms. Renzi from Indianapolis IN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights, Camera, READ

The cost of a JVC Digital Camcorder from Office Depot is $1190, 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>.

  • $1,190 goal

This project expired on August 11, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I believe learning needs to be fun! My inner city classroom participates in the Reading First Reading Program. Reading fluency is one of the five areas of reading that my students need a great deal of practice with. Readers' Theater is one strategy that combines students' desire and enthusiasm to perform with their need for oral reading practice. Using Readers' Theater as an instructional strategy motivates reluctant readers, enhances students reading skills, and builds students' confidence as oral reading skills improve. Research has shown us that in order to have good comprehension skills one must be a fluent reader. I am asking for a digital video camera for my second grade classroom so I can tape my students' Readers' Theater performances. My children will love watching themselves read and perform. I believe something amazing happens when children get to be on stage and perform, even if that stage is at the front of my second grade classroom!

Ms. Renzi
Grades PreK-2
  • Riverside Elementary School 44
  • Indianapolis, IN
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JVC(R) Everio GZ-MG77US 30GB Hard Disk Drive Digital Camcorder, Silver • Office Depot Inc. $849.99 1 $849.99

Materials cost

$849.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$975.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$214.20

Total project goal

$1,190.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,190.00

5 Donors

-$1,131.17

Donations toward project cost

-$976.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$155.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$59.07

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$0.00

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