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Mrs. Grams from Madison WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening to The Books We Love

My students need 15 audio books, including "The Tale of Despereaux" and "Maniac Magee".

  • $299 goal

This project expired on August 5, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My struggling readers are reading books that aren't age appropriate because they are below grade level. Most of these students haven't caught the reading fever because of this. I want to give my students opportunity to listen and follow along to audio books that will spark the reading fever in them

I am a 4th and 5th grade teacher and I have 26 amazing students that work very hard everyday!

We are a school that has a high population of English Language Learners and many of our students live below the poverty level as well. They are a fun group of kids who are curious and want to do well.

My Project

A collection of audio books would be a welcomed addition to our classroom library. I have many students who are struggling readers, because they are below grade level they are reading books that are not age appropriate. I would love to give them the opportunity to listen and follow along to wonderful books. These audio books would also benefit the other readers in my classroom. Listening to the book gives my students a different perspective and allows them to hear things they might have missed when they read it on their own. These audio books would also help my English language learners

Adding audio books to my classroom collection would be so beneficial for all of my students.

I have high hopes that they will spark the reading fever in my struggling readers and instill the love of literature for all my students.

Mrs. Grams
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Giver Lois Lowry, Read by Ron Rifkin • Barnes and Noble $20.16 1 $20.16
Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis, Read by James Avery • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Hoot Carl Hiaasen, Read by Chad Lowe • Barnes and Noble $25.60 1 $25.60
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls, Read by Anthony Heald • Barnes and Noble $21.56 1 $21.56
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Christopher Paul Curtis, Narrated by Levar Burton, Read by LeVar Burton • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech, Read by Hope Davis • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
Number the Stars Lois Lowry, Read by Blair Brown • Barnes and Noble $18.00 1 $18.00
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson, Read by Robert Sean Leonard • Barnes and Noble $18.68 1 $18.68
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli, Read by S. Epatha Merkerson • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Holes Louis Sachar, Read by Kerry Beyer • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babitt, Natalie Babbitt, Narrated by Peter Thomas, Read by Peter Thomas • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
Shiloh Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Read by Peter MacNicol • Barnes and Noble $12.81 1 $12.81
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo, Read by Cherry Jones • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Tiger Rising Kate DiCamillo, Read by Dylan Baker • Barnes and Noble $11.07 1 $11.07
The Tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo, Read by Graeme Malcolm • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79

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