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Mrs. Mack from Richland WA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening is Learning! Listening Center

My students need a listening center with headphones, a variety of books on cassette tape and/or compact discs to listen to while they read along independently or in a group.

  • $700 goal

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My Students

Students learn to read by having ample opportunities to engage with a variety of texts in a variety of ways. Literacy centers in a classroom invite students to enjoy reading in a variety of ways throughout the day. Reading, singing, chanting, acting out and listening to stories is so much fun!!!

First graders are eager and energetic learners who are hungry for stories to read, listen to, sing, chant, act out, create and enjoy.

The more exciting opportunities we can provide, the more actively engaged our students are in their own learning. At our school we are passionate and compassionate learners who work independently, collaboratively and tenaciously through the natural curiosity and creativity that all children possess. Listening to stories and books is an important part of our heritage that is often missing in our fast-paced life-styles of today. Reading to, with and by all of our children is a huge part of my literacy program. This listening center will help provide some of the resources needed to develop a classroom environment that will help our students grow to their fullest potential.

My Project

In my classroom one of the literacy centers is our listening center. It provides opportunities for students to develop auditory listening skills as they read and reread their favorite stories along with the CD or cassette player. This form of auditory learning provides additional reading models for our students in the form of commercially recorded voices, or stories recorded by older peers, family members or staff as they model reading strategies for our students. While at the listening center, a group of up to six first graders can enjoy the same story as they listen through the headphones provided and discuss the books they read together. They will be able to read along, sing along and enjoy books in another way alone, with a partner, or in a group of up to six friends. In addition I plan on using the listening center to give our students opportunities to listen to classroom chants, poems and songs that we perform and record to accompany our student-made books as well.

Many students lack opportunities to hear stories or books read aloud to them.

Research shows that students who have access to books and are read to each day, become life-long readers. As one of several different literacy centers in my classroom the listening center will help make books come to life for my students as they hear their favorite books read aloud over and over again or listen to their own performances as they act out familiar books, chants, poems and songs that they publish as well!!!

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Mrs. Mack
Grades PreK-2

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 55 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Audio Round-About • Kaplan Early Learning Company $152.96 1 $152.96
Listening Center with Volume Control • Kaplan Early Learning Company $144.46 1 $144.46
RE162 - Whales Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.50 1 $44.50
RE165 - Spiders Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.50 1 $44.50
RE793 - Planting a Rainbow Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.50 1 $44.50
RE792 - Is Your Mama a Llama? Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE703 - Chrysanthemum Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50

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