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Ms. Pennacchia from Pawtucket RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening to Learn!

Help my students to receive this amazing, language-rich experience!

  • $582 goal

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My Students

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.“

Marian Wright Edelman

My name is Ms. Pennacchia and I am a 2nd-grade ELL teacher. I will be working with 23 students in an urban district classroom in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

It is a multi-cultural classroom with students with various language needs. I am looking to provide a language-rich, warm, inviting and stimulating environment which will accommodate all learners and their individual learning styles/levels.

These kids are amazing and ready to take on 2nd grade!

My Project

For English Language Learners, a unique variety of learning experiences and language experiences will help to lower the students Affective Filters, reduces anxiety, insecurities, and increases opportunities to take academic risks.

Having this listening center and purposely selected books/CDs, will help all, but specifically, English Language Learners need to hear, see, and respond to language using a variety of senses.

Additionally, since this listening center has 6 headsets and multiple copies of each book, they will be able to work in collaboration with a small group of peers to support, encourage, communicate, and share thought and feeling about the books they are exploring.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CE772 - Ready-To-Go Listening Center for 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
RE641 - Monarch Butterfly Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.50 1 $44.50
RE252 - The Little Red Hen Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.50 1 $44.50
RE165 - Spiders Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.50 1 $44.50
CB783 - Listen, Read & Rhyme with Dr. Seuss • Lakeshore Learning Materials $43.50 1 $43.50
RE258 - Red Riding Hood Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE963 - Corduroy Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50

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