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Ms. Blake from Gastonia NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready, Set, Record!

My students need recording booths and microphone headsets to create a quiet classroom environment for recording themselves digitally.

  • $309 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of being a part of a brand new magnet school in my county. We have tremendous opportunity at our school to set the bar high and teach outside of the box.

My first graders are brand new to the first magnet school in my county.

My students come from all over the county with various backgrounds. This group of first graders are students who are willing to go the extra mile to give their best each and every day!

My Project

“Did you know that reading fluency was the forgotten stepchild of reading curriculum?” During the 1970’s to the 1990’s teachers and reading scholars were interested in readers’ ability to decode words accurately, not in the readers’ ability to decode words automatically and quickly.” (Rasinski, Homan & BIggs, 2008, pg.2) Students with the ability to decode text efficiently and quickly are better able to recognize words with automaticity therefore it allows them to focus more on comprehension of the text. Over the years research findings on fluency instruction has lead the National Reading Panel to consider fluency instruction as one of the five components to successful reading alongside phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension.

My goal for writing this grant is to effectively teach reading fluency to first grade students while making it fun and engaging and creating lifelong fluent readers.

The recordings will be viewed by the teacher, parents and students. Often students think they are reading fluently, until they actually hear themselves reading aloud. The microphone headsets are perfect for this. This will help students understand that practice makes for better fluency. The recording booths can also be used to record the students thinking and understanding of the reading text. Often what students say gives us completely different information than a written comprehension response. Students that are fluent readers will comprehend their text easier increasing first grade mClass reading TRC and DORF scores significantly. First graders have to move six reading levels in one school year to stay on grade level which requires a great deal of effort by the teacher, student and parent. In order to sustain the expected reading growth it is imperative to keep students engaged. The items from this project proposal will help motivate students to become actively engaged. Thank you for considering my project.

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pyle PSIB27 Sound Recording Booth Box, Studio Soundproofing Foam Shield Isolation Filter Cube • Amazon Business $40.55 4 $162.20
SANOXY Classic Retro Handset for 3.5mm Audio Cell Phones, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, HTC Android EVO, Samsung Galaxy, Droid (Soft Touch Red) • Amazon Business $12.50 2 $25.00
SANOXY Retro Handset -Old-school style POP Handset for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android Phones (BLACK) • Amazon Business $12.50 2 $25.00

Materials cost

$212.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.55

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$261.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.22

Total project goal

$308.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$308.15

4 Donors

-$166.96

Donations toward project cost

-$143.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.25

match offer

-$139.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$118.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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