Listening Center for Development of Reading and Phonics Skills
My students need a large boombox, headphones, personal CD players, and a headphone splitter so that we can develop a listening center in our classroom.
My students are an awesome group of learners! I currently teacher in Owensboro, KY. We are a neighborhood school that serves students from grades K-4. Every school in our district participates on a grant where all of our students eat breakfast AND lunch for FREE! Last year was my first year as a teacher and I couldn't have asked for a better school, group of faculty and staff, or better students than I had.
My classroom is labeled an MMD Special Class and serves students with various disabilities.
My students' disabilities range from cerebral palsy, mild to moderate disability, Autism, ADHD, etc. I serve grades 1-4. My students are very bright and capable of learning. Being a first year teacher it has been very hard to get in place everything I need to make my students as successful as possible but I have tried my best and can say my students had an awesome first year as did I!
My students are in the beginning stages of reading and could benefit greatly from a listening center. My room basically is on a center schedule where students rotate through the classroom.
Having this listening center will allow my students to practice their reading and phonics skills independently.
This would give them a sense of responsibility and will be an easy way to incorporate reading and phonics instruction. Listening is a key skill in developing the concrete skill of phonics which are skills my students struggle with obtaining.
This literacy center will greatly help my students. I feel as though it will strengthen instruction for students and will also give them motivation to practice phonics and reading stories. This center will also allow for group work, using the boombox and headphone splitter, as well as independent work using the personal cd players.
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