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Mrs. Schlote from Troy MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Real Life Readers

My students need short story reading books on cd to help them feel more independent with their reading and give them practice to improve reading skills.

  • $459 goal

This project expired on February 19, 2011.

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My Students

Do you remember what it was like the first time you read a book that you couldn't put down? My students will be able to experience this by listening to books on cd's while following along with the book. Although, my students have disabilities this will make them feel they are more independent.

My classroom is a self-contained Functional Life Skills Classroom.

My students range in age from 14-20 years old. My students have multiple disabilities. I would like my special needs students to be able to enjoy reading as much as other students despite their disabilities. I currently have listening centers; however, only have two books on cd/tape. Due to extreme financial difficulties within our school district, I am unable to purchase these items with classroom funds.

My Project

I am requesting to purchase three sets of books on cd to include, Hot Sports Readers, Improve Reading with Humor and Mini Mystery Readers. Giving my students reading that has can relate to life events will increase their interest of the reading material. The resources will help my students improve their independent reading skills. My students will benefit from these leveled readers because it will make them feel they are reading on their own. We currently have two listening centers in our classroom to use. However, we do not have age appropriate books on cd/tape.

Donations to assist with the purchase of these items will be greatly appreciated.

My students will benefit from the enjoyment of reading. Reading is a life long learning tool that can assist my students acquire independent skills to become a more functional adults in society.

Mrs. Schlote
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Sports Readers Small Group Set • Nasco $63.00 1 $63.00
Improve Reading with Humor: Small Group Set • Nasco $127.95 1 $127.95
Mini Mystery Readers Small Group Set • Nasco $127.50 1 $127.50

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