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Mrs. Kane from Meriden CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Speech-Language Library for Curriculum-Based Therapy

My students need books for speech therapy that support the general education curriculum to increase generalization of learned skills.

  • $406 goal

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My Students

I service students with moderate to severe speech and/or language impairments in preschool through Fifth grade. My students receive speech and language therapy as part of their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) due to difficulties with speech articulation, speech fluency, social interaction skills, language comprehension, oral expression, and/or vocabulary skills.

My students with language impairments require additional practice in comprehension strategies, such as visualization, chunking of information, and using graphic organizers to recall information.

Many times, a student will make progress in speech therapy sessions but that progress is not seen in the classroom due to difficulties with generalizing a skill to curricular activities. My students require instruction in speech therapy that correlates with instruction that occurs in their classroom in order speech therapy to be relevant and beneficial to the students.

I have a wonderful group of students for whom learning is not easy. With direct instruction, I have also seen my students develop a sense of accomplishment and pride when they are able to complete an activity similar to the work their classmates are able to do. I would like to give that to my students for each unit within their grade-level curriculum.

My Project

All of my students want to succeed in school but their language impairment inhibits their ability to fully grasp the concepts taught in a classroom environment. My students with language impairments often require extra processing time and repeated exposure to fully mastered the concepts being taught.

My students need curriculum-based books to address comprehension and oral expression skills during activities that align with the concepts/theme being taught in their general education classroom.

This selective library will give my students lessons and activities that support and reinforce what they are learning in the classroom while they are in their speech therapy sessions with me. Each of these books were selected to improve specific language goals (sequencing events, retelling story sequence, answering inferential comprehension questions, identifying/stating the main idea) through exposure to general education curricular concepts within the text of that book.

This library was carefully selected to address a variety of social concepts (e.g., friendship; empathy; bullying), scientific concepts (e.g., seasons, gravity; types of land forms), history (e.g., westward expansion; revolutionary war), and genres of literacy (e.g., biographies, narratives, poetry).

Research has shown the literacy-based activities in speech therapy have a greater impact on the students' classroom performance than worksheet activities. In addition, the students are more engaged with books that have characters or events to which that they can relate than with a paper and pencil task that is not contextualized. The books I have selected are engaging, funny, silly, and/or informational and my students will enjoy learning about curricular content through these books and the activities I have planned for them.

I have seen the direct result engagement in the curriculum has on my students’ success in my therapy room. I would like to offer them curriculum-based therapy so this success for be carried with them into their classroom.

Mrs. Kane
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Children's Book: The Elephant and the Rope: Children's Picture Book On Perseverance (Perseverance Stories) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 2 $13.78
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Welcome Home, Bear: A Book of Animal Habitats • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
Thankful • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
A Home for Leo • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Colonial America History for Kids : What Was It Like to Travel in the Mayflower? | Children's History Books • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Loyalists and the Patriots : The Revolutionary War Factions - History Picture Books | Children's History Books • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Rocks and Minerals (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Is a Biome? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Kid During the American Revolution • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Refugees and Migrants (Children in Our World) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
The New Americans: Colonial Times: 1620-1689 (The American Story) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The King of More • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
O, Say Can You See? America's Symbols, Landmarks, And Important Words • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Johnny's Decisions: Economics for Kids - Tradeoffs • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Paul Revere's Ride • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Continents: What You Need to Know (Fact Files) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Living or Nonliving? (Life Science) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Why Should I Recycle? (Why Should I? Books) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
Where Do I Live? • Amazon Business $6.22 1 $6.22
Toys and Games Then and Now (First Step Nonfiction Then and Now) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!: The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!: The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books - Money Basics) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Down Comes the Rain (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $4.65 1 $4.65
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
National Geographic Readers: Ellis Island • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Helen Keller: Courage In The Dark • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78
National Geographic Readers: George Washington (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
The Sun: Our Amazing Star (Penguin Core Concepts) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.73 1 $3.73
Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19
The Very First Americans (All Aboard Books) • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14

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