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Ms. Moore from New Haven CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening is Learning

My students need a listening center and audio books to practice pre-reading skills while learning to read independently.

  • $399 goal

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My Students

I teach Kindergarten in an inner city school. Approximately 50% of the students qualify for free lunch. Each morning my children come to school with smiles on their faces and an eagerness to learn. My classroom is a safe base for kids; many of my students have witnessed violence, come to school hungry, or are seeking attention they may not receive at home because of the work schedule of parents.

In addition to these struggles, many of my students tell me that they have no books at home or that no one reads to them at home.

I want to provide my students with an environment rich in literacy to counteract the challenges they experience in their personal lives.

My Project

“To dream of afar, to chase a star, to believe in Captain Hook. To dance with bears and have no cares, this is the magic of a book.” H.L. Stevens

I want all of my students to love reading.

However, I frequently hear my kindergarteners saying “I don’t know how to read” or “I can’t read yet.” They become disengaged and are not using the time to practice and develop reading behaviors.

Children learn that the words on a page have meaning as they follow the words in the text while listening to the story. Audio books provide a model of fluent reading. Audio books also help build comprehension skills because children can focus on the characters and plot without worrying about decoding difficult words. Listening to audio books in a listening center also help children view reading as an enjoyable and social activity.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CE764 - Ready-To-Go Listening Center for 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
It's Raining! • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Gregory's Shadow • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing • AKJ Education $17.06 1 $17.06
Classic Fairy Stories • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Berenstain Bear's Stories CD • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
CD-Little Bear CD Audio Collection - Audio (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Amelia Bedelia: CD Audio Collection • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
CD - Frances Audio Collection CD • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
It's Raining Pigs and Noodles CD • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Jamaica Tag-Along Book and CD • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
No Mirrors in My Nana's House Musical CD and Book • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
CD - Helpers in My Community • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
The Mr. Men Collection • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
This is My Family • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
The Little Miss Collection • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
Where Do Animals Live • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30

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