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Ms. Collura from Pinole CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening to Learn

Help me give my students inspiring storybooks and audio CDs to help improve their reading skills.

  • $1,337 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first grade students speak six different languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Tagalog, and Dari. One thing they all have in common, though - no matter what their primary language - is a love of listening to stories.

Hearing stories read aloud brings the worlds of literature to life for my students.

They are excited to be able to follow along in their own books as they listen to stories. This, in turn, motivates them to learn how to read themselves.

My Project

Research has shown that listening to stories read aloud helps students develop their comprehension skills and can increase their vocabulary. Audiobooks provide children with models of correctly phrased, fluent reading. These benefits translate to increased reading proficiency for the students.

By providing audio CDs as well as print copies of popular children's books, this project will allow my students to reap the rewards of listening to engaging stories while they read along.

Classics such as "Aladdin" and "Curious George Feeds the Animals" - as well as more modern titles like "Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes" - will motivate even the most reluctant readers.

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet • Amazon Business $15.01 4 $60.04
Fancy Nancy • Amazon Business $13.49 4 $53.96
Annie and the Wild Animals book and CD (Read-Along Book and CD Favorite) • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
Curious George Feeds the Animals Book & CD (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $9.88 4 $39.52
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy • Amazon Business $9.13 4 $36.52
Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly • Amazon Business $7.29 4 $29.16
Frozen Fever Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Legend of the NeverBeast Read-Along Storybook & CD (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Cars Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
High-Flying Skye (PAW Patrol) (Book and CD) • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Big Hero 6 Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Cinderella Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Beauty and the Beast Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.56 4 $26.24
The Easter Egg Hunt Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.51 4 $26.04
Aladdin Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.29 4 $25.16
Moana Read-Along Storybook & CD (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $5.94 4 $23.76
Disney Mickey Mouse: The Scariest Halloween Story Ever! Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $5.61 4 $22.44
Coco Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $5.59 4 $22.36
Brave Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $5.59 4 $22.36
Finding Dory (Read-Along Storybook and CD) (A Disney Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $5.59 4 $22.36
Monsters, Inc. Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $5.34 4 $21.36
The Lion King Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $5.20 4 $20.80
Finding Nemo Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $5.17 4 $20.68
Cars 3 Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $5.14 4 $20.56
Frozen Read-Along (Book and CD) • Amazon Business $5.06 4 $20.24
The Good Dinosaur (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $5.06 4 $20.24
Peter Pan Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $5.06 4 $20.24
Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Inside Out Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $4.94 4 $19.76
Vampirina Read-Along Book and CD Vee's Slumber Party (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $4.80 4 $19.20
DuckTales: Woo-oo! Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $4.75 4 $19.00
Mickey's Christmas Carol Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $4.14 4 $16.56
Tangled Ever After Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $4.10 4 $16.40
Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, LATE Night • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
The Best of Fancy Nancy CD • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Tangled Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $2.70 4 $10.80

Materials cost

$999.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$91.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,136.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$200.53

Total project goal

$1,336.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,336.89

1 Donor

-$1,336.89

Donations toward project cost

-$1,136.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$200.53

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$0.00

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