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Ms. Cordero from Melbourne FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening to Learn

Help me give my students CD players to enjoy listening and reading along with engaging stories.

  • $463 goal

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My Students

My students are unique and dynamic learners, and they continue to impress and inspire me on a daily basis. I understand that my students learn best through team collaboration and hands-on learning. The ability to work together as part of a team is not just a skill needed at school, it is a vital skill used in all areas of life. At the same time, I understand that all my students have their own way of learning and by understanding those differences, I can maximize their learning potential.

Each student has a unique personality and has their own set of learning skills, but we also build a classroom community around what we have in common and our shared experiences.

My greatest joy in working with this age group is seeing how much academic growth each child makes during our year together. They are so enthusiastic about learning, and I especially love watching them learn how to read. Kindergarten students are so proud when they read a book for the first time at school. Seeing the excitement on their face when they come back after taking the book home to read is immeasurable.

My Project

Young children love to listen to stories that are read to them. Listening to stories on CD can enrich a child's multi-sensory experiences with books, and help a student see how the words on the page can come alive in a fluid, expressive way. It also helps them focus on the sounds of words read without interruption and provides a model of fluent reading.

Audio books also give students an important introduction to listening which is a skill that they must master in order to learn to read.

Many books on CD have interesting sound effects, music, and multiple narrators that are especially motivating and keep students engaged. Narrators that are recorded tend to embellish their storytelling with silly voices and dramatic enhancements. They draw children in to the story while emphasizing reading as a source of pleasure rather than a skill. This motivates children to want to learn how to read. Beyond their sheer enjoyment of audio books, children also develop a sense of narrative structure and understanding of language. Stories on CD help them to grasp the rich and various ways in which language distills and conveys meaning. In addition, exposing students to a range of narrators and their different styles of reading will deepen their grasp of the reading process.

Ms. Cordero
Grades PreK-2

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CE235X - Personal CD Player - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $189.00 1 $189.00
CE234 - Personal CD Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
The Giving Tree with CD 40th Anniversary • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
CD-Where the Wild Things Are CD • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
CD-The Best of Fancy Nancy 6 Stories • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
The Pout-Pout Fish book and CD storytime set (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $10.09 1 $10.09
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Book & CD • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Duck On A Bike - Audio • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School - Audio Letters From Obedience School • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29

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