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Mrs. N. from Mandeville LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening Learning Center

The cost of 23 books on tape, a listening center, and a cd/cassette recorder is $718, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $718 goal

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It would be very beneficial to all of my students to have a listening center available for them in the classroom. A listening center would provide non-readers an opportunity to hear and experience high quality literature and it would provide readers with an opportunity to reinforce their own reading skills and an opportunity to listen to literature that normally would be too difficult to comprehend without the help of a listening center to read it for them. I teach a multiage classroom of first and second grade students. Students remain in my classroom for two years before being promoted to third grade. I teach all subjects, but focus on reading and math. Woodlake Elementary is an inclusion school and we try our best to meet the needs of every learner in our school. In oder to create a listening center in our classroom, we need a CD/Cassette player with outlets for headphones and literature with tapes/CD. All twenty students would use this center weekly if not more often. Hearing a book read on tape helps children see how the words on the page can come alive in a fluid, expressive way. It helps them focus on the sounds of words read without interruption and provides a model of fluent reading. Listening to books also gives an important introduction to listening, a skill that children must master in order to learn to read.

Mrs. N.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Califone Basic Stereo CD/Cassette Center Dual Cassette Recorder/CD Player • $207.50 1 $207.50
Listening Center, Jack Box w/Volume • Highsmith Inc. $89.76 1 $89.76
Berenstain Bears' Stories Performed by Stan Berenstain, Performed by Jan Berenstain • Barnes and Noble $10.80 1 $10.80
Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia MacLachlan, Narrated by Glenn Close • Barnes and Noble $10.80 1 $10.80
Frog and Toad Audio Collection Read by Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $10.80 1 $10.80
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie/Mini Book and Tape Package Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator), Narrated by Carol Kane, Read by Robby Benson, Sarah Weeks • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
Little Bear Audio Collection Else Holmelund Minarik, Read by Sigourney Weaver • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
The Enormous Crocodile and the Magic Finger Audio Roald Dahl, Performed by Roald Dahl • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
Where the Wild Things Are and Other Stories Based On Work by Maurice Sendak, Read by Tammy Grimes • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans, Ludwig Bemelmans (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Corduroy (Cassette with Book) Don Freeman • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
The Teddy Bears' Picnic Board Book and Tape Jerry Garcia, Bruce Whatley (Illustrator), Performed by David Grisman • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Blueberries for Sal Robert McCloskey, Jean Richards, Paul Lazarus • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Arthur's Teacher Trouble (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc Brown, Marc Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Dr. Seuss, Seuss • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Curious George and the Puppies Margret Rey, Vipah Interactive, Margret Rey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Arthur's Valentine (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc Brown (Illustrator), Unknown (Illustrator), Marc Tolon Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Frog and Toad Are Friends: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
My Visit to the Dinosaurs Aliki (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Morris Goes to School (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) (Book & Cassette) Bernard Wiseman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Caps for Sale Schildkraut, Read by Brian O'Sullivan • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
From Tadpole to Frog Book and Tape Wendy Pfeffer, Holly Keller (Illustrator), Contribution by Peter Lerangis • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Clifford the Small Red Puppy (Cassette with Book) Norman Bridwell, Judie Bazinger • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Laughing Day Dr. Hope, Read by Russ T. Nailz • Barnes and Noble $6.47 1 $6.47

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