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Ms. MacHugh from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Ears Will Love a Listening Center!

Help me give my students a listening center where they can listen to fluent reading and follow along to award-winning authors' books.

  • $378 goal

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My Students

My students are first graders who are from middle to lower income families. We are from a Title I, inner city school, where materials are often hard to come by. This, however, does not stop my students from loving to learn new things every day.

I am so lucky to have such a caring and imaginative group of students.

My students are always willing to work together to help their fellow classmates. My goal this year is to continue to grow their love of learning and their love of school, to make them even more successful in the future.

My Project

We're asking for a listening center for our classroom so that students can have the chance to listen to stories being read to them during center time. Research-based best practices suggest following along to stories read-aloud greatly improves students' reading as it models fluency, accuracy, and expression at a steady rate. These components are crucial to engaging students in the adventures of texts and makes them better readers!

Reading aloud to my students is one of my favorite things to do in the classroom!

However, our whole class read alouds are only a small part of our day. A listening center in our classroom will allow them to use their imaginations, travel along with the characters in their favorite books, and practice reading skills and strategies without realizing it. A listening center will develop their reading level, push them to grade level texts, and set them on a path for future success as their love of reading will soar!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF290 - Best-Buy Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
Pete the Cat Audio CD Pack : Includes 3 Audio CDs : Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons CD / Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes CD / Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes CD (Pete the Cat Audio CDs) • Amazon Business $33.94 1 $33.94
Wemberly Worried (1 Paperback/1 CD) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (Audio CD/Paperback) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: board book & CD • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69

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