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Mrs. Bailey from Sandy UT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for Success

Help me give my students a way to improve their reading fluency and comprehension.

  • $329 goal

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My Students

I work as a Special Education, Resource teacher with 28 students who come to work with me throughout the day. I work to individualize students' goals to help bridge the gaps in their learning and to support them in being able to eventually return to the General Education classroom to receive their instruction.

My students work really hard to assess their progress and determine which skills that they need to improve.

They come into my classroom ready to work hard each day despite having many challenges in their lives.

My Project

Audio recorders will give students the opportunity to record themselves and practice reading aloud without the fear of reading in front of their peers, knowing that reading is often hard for them.

I plan to use the students' recorded reading to help determine common errors, which will guide my individualized instruction for each student.

I will also use the recordings to allow students to listen to and make their own personal goals regarding what they want to improve upon. For example, if a student records themselves reading their grade-level text privately, I can then access that recording later to see if they struggle with decoding skills, blending, sight words or larger vocabulary words. Then, I will plan my instruction for that student based on the things they are struggling with.

Over time, students can compare current recordings to past recordings to help students recognize and track their personal growth. For example, a student might listen to themselves reading and determine that they are reading to fast, causing them to make reading error on words that they know, which would help them to conclude that they need to slow down a bit.

Mrs. Bailey
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 28 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Digital Voice Activated Recorder for Lectures and Meetings with Double Noise Reduction Audio Microphone Rechargeable 16GB HD Sound Tape Mini Spy Dictaphone Recording Device with Mp3 Player USB • Amazon Business $30.68 8 $245.44

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