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Ms. Hahn from Brooklyn NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening For Literacy

My students need an updated listening center, with a CD player, headphones, and an organizer.

  • $255 goal

This project expired on April 12, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember what it was like to listen to someone read you a story? Maybe you still love listening to books on tape. My first grade students sure do, but they are limited by old technology.

My first grade students love to learn and love to read.

They browse books every chance they get. I've even had to ask some to take their noses out of their books while walking down the stairs! They groan when we have to end math or stop writing for the sake of time. During indoor recess one day, a bunch of them drew pictures of Medusa on their whiteboards. One boy even created Medusa's boyfriend- a man with a mohawk made of snakes! They absorb everything they see and hear and love experiencing different things. My students attend a charter school in a low-income community in New York.

My Project

One component of becoming a reader is listening to reading. It allows kids to focus on comprehension of complex stories that they can't yet decode and gives them exposure to fluent, expressive reading. This listening center will allow kids to hear stories more than just the few times a day with me and their families. It will allow them to listen to reading whenever they have the opportunity during the day. It will give them a chance to become fluent in their own reading as they continue to grow.

Right now my kids can't wait to choose listening center as their choice during our reading block.

But we only have a tape player and more and more stories are only available on CD. They lose time as they untangle old headphone chords because we have no way to organize them. This listening center will give them the chance to listen to more stories more often and for longer periods of time. And ultimately become better readers and speakers.

Ms. Hahn
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ665 - Portable CD Player • Lakeshore Learning $79.95 1 $79.95
FF280X - Best-Buy Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning $99.00 1 $99.00

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