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Ms. Melendez from East Boston MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listen and Read

My students need a listening center and 16 sets of books with CDs.

  • $1,039 goal

This project expired on November 25, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember when you listened to a story? Did the story teller make sound effects or sing songs? Many books on tape have interesting sound effects, music, and multiple narrators that are especially motivating and fun for young children. My students need to listen to books on CD.

This coming school year, I will teach students in a second grade inclusion class.

The student population will include students with special needs as well as English Language Learners. My students' reading levels range from Pre K through 3rd grade. Unfortunately, the resources are limited. My goal is to have all of my students increase significantly and be able to function and read independently by the end of the year.

My Project

Listening to a book read on CD helps children see how the words on the page can come alive in a fluid, expressive way. It helps focus on the sounds of words read without interruption and provides a model of fluent reading. Audiobooks also give an important introduction to listening, a skill that a student must master in order to learn to read. I am requesting a listening center and sets of books with CD for individual student use as well as small groups. Students listen and follow along as the CD reads the book word for word, building enthusiasm for reading with every page!

My students will benefit from having books on CD.

This can provide a wonderful opportunity for children to hear their favorite books read aloud again and again. The more they listen, the greater the likelihood that they will learn new vocabulary words.

Ms. Melendez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CE772 - Ready-To-Go Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
RE190X - Classroom Classics Read-Alongs - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
RE735X - My First Informational Text Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
RE435X - I Can Read! Read-Alongs - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
RE766 - From Seed to Plant Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.50 1 $44.50
RE543 - It Looked Like Spilt Milk Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE733 - Caps for Sale Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE962 - The Doorbell Rang Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE226 - Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.50 1 $28.50

Materials cost

$840.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$883.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$155.84

Total project goal

$1,038.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,038.95

1 Donor

-$1,038.95

Donations toward project cost

-$883.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$155.84

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$0.00

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