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Ms. Purdin from Xenia OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening Center to Improve Our Fluency

My students need a listening center to learn what reading fluently sounds like. Students need a variety of nonfiction and fiction texts to practice their reading skills.

  • $426 goal

This project expired on September 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Of the 19 in my class, one came to me reading “at grade level,” As of now, that number has risen to 7! These kids love to learn and strive to do their best!

Our school district currently offers 100% of K-8 students free lunch due to our poverty level.

Within that district, I teach at the poorest school. We service three homeless shelters and are in the poorer end of town. My students strive to succeed and learn. I am always finding to new experiences for them; art appreciation, listening to classical music, theatre trips, new books about places different than their own, etc. These students deserve the world, so I really try to show it to them!

My Project

Students in my class aren't always exposed to a range of books at home. Students need to be read to from an early age but my students aren't always afforded that opportunity. This is where the listening center comes in!

Students can hear someone read meaningful fiction and nonfiction texts fluently.

When students hear these texts read by a fluent reader, they better understand what fluency sounds like. Varied listening experiences from a variety of authors and readers, will form well rounded, fluent readers.

Listening centers take out the "hard part" of reading. Students can better understand and comprehend the book when someone else reads to them.

Ms. Purdin
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA620 - All-In-One CD Player with Bluetooth® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
Jump, Pup! • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Safari • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Swim, Fish!: Explore the Coral Reef • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
It's Raining! • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Race Day • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Swing, Sloth!: Explore the Rain Forest • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Berenstain Bear's Stories CD • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
CD-Frog and Toad CD Audio Collection • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Lilly's Big Day and Other Stories CD • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
CD-Little Bear CD Audio Collection - Audio (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
CD-The Best of Fancy Nancy 6 Stories • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
CD - Helpers in My Community • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
Oh, the Places You'll Go! and The Lorax • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Horton Hears a Who and Other Sounds of Dr. Seuss • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
CD-Biscuit Goes to School Book and CD Biscuit Goes to School Book and CD • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Hop on Pop Book & CD • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Snow Day! • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07

Materials cost

$326.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$361.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.80

Total project goal

$425.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$425.31

5 Donors

-$358.24

Donations toward project cost

-$304.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.25

match offer

-$66.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$56.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.98

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.57

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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