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Ms. Brown from Memphis TN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening Centers and Leveled Books

My students need a listening center to help improve reading comprehension, increase vocabulary, and exposure to a variety of story structures.

  • $422 goal

This project expired on May 5, 2012.

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My Students

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." The quote is reviewed daily within my classroom of twenty self contained students. The classroom resources are limited and we try to make the best out of what we have. We are using what skills we have to become better readers, where we are.

The school where I teach is a very small middle school in Tennessee.

All of our students qualify for free and reduce lunch. The entirety of the school is African American and Hispanic descents. All of my students have learning disabilities and behavior problems. My students are functioning at least four years or more below grade level. As a teacher, I am faced with the challenges of improving reading and comprehension skills. My students are struggling with reading comprehension, word recognition and word exposure. I would like for them to have a reading center to use independently or in small group. This listening center will be used to increase comprehension, word exposure, word recognition and fluency.

My Project

A reading center will change the lives of my students by providing a place for individual students or small groups of students to listen, read and complete engaging activities in the classroom. Listening Centers helps students build comprehension skills, increase vocabulary, gain confidence and expose them to many different story genres. The activities I will be able to implement in this center are books on tapes and thematic plays on tapes. Students will be able to interpreted information from diagrams, charts, and graphs using a nonfiction listening kit available in the classroom. Students will be able to review stories using their literature textbook after lesson has been taught. The students will be able to restate facts from text, clarify and organize ideas using a graphic organizer. Students will be able to comprehend the text and answer comprehension questions that goes with the text being read aloud.

A listening center is very important to have in a Self Contain Classroom because the students are very low in reading.

As a Special Education Teacher, I have to read all assignments to my students and differentiate activities for those assignments. A listening center will provide my students the ability to read along on their own level and provide confidence within them.

Ms. Brown
Grades 6-8
  • Humes Preparatory Academy Middle School
  • Memphis, TN
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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