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Mrs. Martinez from Chicago IL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shout Reading Through the Rooftops

Help me give my students a microphone, recorders, and sound phones to improve their reading fluency and help boost their confidence to participate in discussions.

  • $211 goal

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My Students

I have two incredible groups I work with. I teach reading to two 3rd grade classrooms. Both groups are very curious, outgoing, and kind. During class, they are very focused and good listeners. They love participating in morning meeting and discussing book we read with their peers.

Both groups are a wonderful set of students that I feel lucky to teach, and that I learn from as well.

They have set goals that together with your help they will achieve and continue to strive for greatness.

My Project

These materials I am asking for my students will make a great impact to our reading workshop. My students love reading. They love participating in our reading stations. The one thing that is missing from their participation in these stations and in class discussion is confidence.

This project will ultimately boost their confidence in speaking and at the same time build on their everyday reading skills.

My students are at different reading levels, which makes some more confident in speaking about what they have read than others. They need practice. With the recorders at the stations, all students will feel obligated to share and try to use academic language and text evidence if they know they are being recorded. The wireless microphone along with the lights will help during whole group class discussion by making students feel like stars for sharing their connections out loud. The read to self phones will help students improve their fluency as they hear themselves read out loud. This would definitely push my students to take that leap and feel proud that they did.

Mrs. Martinez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Voice Recorder TOOBOM R01 Digital Voice Activated Recorder - Sound Audio Dictaphone Double Sensitive Microphone Metal Body A-B Repeat Mini Lecture Recorder • Amazon Business $19.90 3 $59.70
EE539 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99
Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone with Multi-color LED Lights, 4 in 1 Portable Handheld Home Party Karaoke Speaker Machine for Android/iPhone/iPad/Sony/PC(Golden) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99

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