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Mr. Pfaff from Tulsa OK is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listen! Helping Students With Oral Reading Fluency

My students need blank audio tapes to record themselves, fluency activities to build skills, a listening center to keep organized, and fluency folders to be data driven!

  • $889 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember being read to by a parent or grandparent when you were younger? Unfortunately, many of my students lacked this nightly ritual that many of us had and that has disadvantaged them early-on in reading skills. We need to get them caught up and then push them further!

I love my students: they are fantastic, thoughtful, eager, and have such a desire to learn!

They come from different types of families and backgrounds, but we all find ourselves at the same school. This asks: What kind of school do they attend? Let me tell you: The BEST SCHOOL IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. My students may all qualify for free and reduced lunch; they may mostly live in the projects nearby. Do not underestimate them! If you give them activities and opportunities to succeed, they will reach the goals you have and exceed your expectations. They appreciate everything that they get--donations come quite often to our school--and take nothing for granted. We are blessed to have so many strong supporters and that is one of the reasons the students are so successful.

My Project

I am requesting multiple items: I would like 2 cassette players so that students can listen to reading and record themselves reading. They will have reading modeled for them and have the opportunity to practice and listen to themselves. I want audio cassettes so that each student can have their own throughout the year to record their favorite stories or have opportunities to practice. I plan to share their recordings with their parents and mentors throughout the year. I want a mobile listening and storage center so that the students can learn organizational skills and have a specific station for the activity to keep themselves focused. I want fluency folders so students can keep track of their own development--this will help them stay motivated and on track. When students see their successes, they will be more inspired to continue learning. I want the practice and activity packs to help plan and strengthen my listening center with quality activities that teach important skills.

The items that you will help provide in this project will help in two ways: first, they will directly affect oral fluency skills and motivate students to read better; second, they will allow me as a teacher to work in small groups with other students.

Having the ability to do that as a teacher is required and being able to have students doing something so valuable is something that I highly need for my students. They deserve nothing less because they are a very amazing group of kids! Thank you!

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Mr. Pfaff
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cassette recorder - listening center, 1 Watt, 2 Position----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $63.50 2 $127.00
MAXELL AUDIO CASSETTE, 90MIN, HIGH BIAS -- Maxell Audio Cassettes; High Bias XLII, 90 minutes, 5-Pack • Quill $8.09 12 $97.08
EE216 - Mobile Listening & Storage Center • Lakeshore Learning $299.00 1 $299.00
LL894 - Extra Fluency Folders - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $7.95 3 $23.85
LL893 - Fluency Folders Classroom Set • Lakeshore Learning $22.95 1 $22.95
JJ714 - Listen & Read Fluency Practice Pack - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
JJ713 - Listen & Read Fluency Practice Pack - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
EE918 - Reading Skills Fluency Listening Activity Pack • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95

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