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Mrs. Winn from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Pen

The cost of Reading Pen II for this proposal is $428, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $428 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Vaughn is an occupational high school for students with mild to moderate mental retardation and other learning difficulties. Many of the students are at an emerging reading level, but require assistance when encountering unfamiliar words. The Reading Pen is a technology device designed to enable users with reading disabilities to improve reading comprehension. Scanning a word or line from any text allows the user to hear the word read aloud, hear the spelling and listen to the definition. One of our goals at Vaughn is to help our students become more independent. Many students with reading difficulties are turned off because their reading is so often disrupted by their need for assistance. We are hoping that the reading pen might promote a greater feeling of independence leading to more success and interest in reading. Vaughn services just over 200 students. Up to 80 students per day pass through a single classroom. The reading pen would be used as a classroom resource available to all students encountering difficulties with their reading throughout the day.

Mrs. Winn
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ReadingPen II • Nasco $295.00 1 $295.00

Materials cost

$295.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$350.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.95

Total project goal

$427.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$427.50

1 Donor

-$403.13

Donations toward project cost

-$351.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.92

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$0.00

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