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  • $530 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Huber
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Read To Me & I'll Read To You: Materials To Listen To Books!

My students need 23 audio books to listen to fluent reading.

My Students

How exciting is a book with no expression or no pauses? Not very! My students need to read along with popular books to learn about proper reading techniques like pauses for commas, transition between character conversations, punctuation and the significance they play in reading for comprehension.

My students are bilingual and they still have not been able to master reading fluently.

They are all reading below their grade level and do not understand how punctuation demonstrates expression. Many students currently read in a monotone voice which can make reading quite boring! With reading being such an enjoyable, affordable escape, I want them to appreciate reading so they can find themselves captivated by a book. My school currently does not have intermediate titles so as they go up in grades, choices become slimmer and slimmer in opportunities to listen to reading. I want to be able to help my classroom as well as other intermediate teachers provide classic books to our fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students.

My Project

These audio books will GREATLY aide them in understanding the proper way to read at their pace with the opportunity to rewind and listen to the page again if there is difficulty with vocabulary, pronunciation, comprehension, etc. These books are at various levels, of different genres, all of high interest. They will gain an enjoyment of reading while learning! Audio books can be enjoyed year after year and with classic titles, such as Number the Stars that deal with topics such as the Holocaust but have relatable themes such as friendship, are memorable years later.

On a small scale these are books for their classroom in sixth grade.

BUT on a larger scale, this will help instill an enjoyment for reading and be able to enjoy reading in a different form, many of who don't know exists! This will contribute to a more fluent reader especially these students which already have difficulty because it is their second language.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Al Capone Does My Shirts Gennifer Choldenko, Read by Kirby H • AKJ Books $22.20 1 $22.20
Touching Spirit Bear Audio CD • AKJ Books $25.90 1 $25.90
Walk Two Moons-CD • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
Hana''s Suitcase MP3 CD • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
The Mysterious Benedict Society (Mysterious Benedict Society • AKJ Books $37.74 1 $37.74
Number the Stars (audiobook) • AKJ Books $18.50 1 $18.50
Fear Itself • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
Wait Till Helen Comes CD • AKJ Books $18.49 1 $18.49
Old Willis Place, The CD • AKJ Books $18.49 1 $18.49
Bunnicula Collection Books 1-3 (Audio) • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine, Performed by Eden Riegel, • AKJ Books $20.72 1 $20.72
Gossamer Lois Lowry, Read by Anne Twomey • AKJ Books $19.98 1 $19.98
Tuck Everlasting (Audio CD) • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
The Tale of Despereaux (Audio) • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
Dork Diaries • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
The Lightning Thief • AKJ Books $14.79 1 $14.79
The Bad Beginning: Book the First (A Series of Unfortunate E • AKJ Books $16.28 1 $16.28
The Call of the Wild Jack London, Read by Jeff Daniels • AKJ Books $18.50 1 $18.50
Tales from the Odyssey Audio Collection • AKJ Books $19.20 1 $19.20
The Incredible Shrinking Kid (Stink Series #1) Nancy Cartwri • AKJ Books $11.84 1 $11.84
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo, Read • AKJ Books $14.76 1 $14.76
Sony Over-The-Ear Headphones - White • Best Buy $19.99 1 $19.99
Belkin RockStar Multiheadphone Splitter - White/Green • Best Buy $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$397.40

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$450.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.48

Total project goal

$529.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$529.84

8 Donors

-$264.92

Donations toward project cost

-$225.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.74

match offer

-$264.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$225.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Leo and Libby Nevas Family Foundation and 8 other donors.

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