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Mrs. Pushman from Allen Park MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening for Literacy

My students need 1st grade friendly, reliable CD players to listen to the many book with CDs that are available in our classroom for literacy learning during Daily 5.

  • $358 goal

This project expired on June 4, 2018.

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My Students

Energetic, bright, curious, independent and inquisitive describe my 28 first grade students.

These young children enter school each day with a sense of wonder and a love of learning.

We are a community of learners constantly working towards being the best we can be. My students are eager learners and truly want to try their hardest to achieve their goals.

Our school is located in a small working class community, located south of Detroit. Our school is an identified Title 1 school with one-third of our students from low-income households.

My Project

My first grade students are in need of kid friendly, durable, easy to use CD players to listen to the many favorite children books with matching cds I have collected over the years.

These CD players will help my students continue to become independent learners with choices.

Listening to fluent reading, while following along with the book, helps children continue building literacy skills necessary for life long reading. These skills include but are not limited to: increasing comprehension, vocabulary, word/sound relations and fluency. They are beginning the foundation needed to excel at reading.

We use The Daily 5 framework for our literacy learning so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently.

During the Daily 5, students develop these habits through several different concepts. One of those concepts is Listening to Reading. Listening to Reading allows my students to build the necessary literacy skills through listening to books on CD, cassette tapes, and tablets. The problem is, the personal CD players I had, lived a long, well used life and no longer work. Adding 3 CD players will allow my students to benefit from Listening to Reading, with materials available in our classroom, during the Daily 5.

Mrs. Pushman
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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JJ665 - Portable CD Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 3 $269.97

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