My students need a functional listening center to use during our literacy centers block. We need a cassette/cd player that has jacks for headphones and book sets to listen to in order to improve reading.
Excited, energetic, enthusiastic kindergarten learners occupy my classroom located in an impoverished inner-city.
Children come to school with eyes wide open as they see the literacy rich environment of my classroom full of bright, organized opportunities for learning.
My thirty, five and six year old students thrive when they see that they are valued, loved, and able. Our school district is economically challenged. My students are generally not well prepared for learning as they are coming from homes dealing with the issues of poverty. They also lack skills for positive social interaction. However, they most certainly do have intrinsic potential to be successful contributors to our world!
Poverty directly influences the readiness of children to learn to read. According to a study by Hart and Risley, in 1995, children of professionals hear an average of 215,000 words per week and working class children 125,000 words. Poverty level children hear an average of 62,000 words. The resulting 30 million words gap by the time a child is school age is astounding and lasting but we can work to overcome the deficit.
A quality listening center in a kindergarten classroom helps to close the 40 million word gap by providing opportunity to listen to books, look at illustrations and learn new vocabulary.
My students would have the opportunity to use the listening center daily as they move through our classroom reading centers in groups of 6.
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