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Mrs. Slater from Virginia Beach VA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Success With Sound Walls!

I need these resources to help me implement a sound wall in my classroom, which will allow my students to understand the logic of language.

  • $215 goal

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My Students

Virginia Beach is home to families from all over the country and world, due to the four military bases in the area. For most of the year, the students spend the majority of their day at school; it is essentially a second home for them. One of the many reasons why I love working at our school is the variety of students we have in our classrooms. It is common to have several students who speak languages other than English in the same classroom. Regardless, we are a class community who value each other's differences and we strive for an inclusive environment where everyone is valued.

My Project

Thanks to a clearer understanding of the science of reading, implementing a sound wall in my classroom will give me the opportunity to teach students to distinguish between sounds and letters.

The goal is to elevate daily instruction by reviewing the 44 speech sounds and the options for spelling each of the sounds.

By doing this daily review, it becomes automatic for students to access sounds and know how to match spelling to each sound. With this kit, I will have specific instructions and supplies to implement this project. Understanding the logic of language and using resources to teach reliable patterns of spelling and reading. These professional development materials allow the use of best practices from scientifically based reading research to help teachers improve classroom instruction.

Mrs. Slater
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 25 students.

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The T4R Box • Tools 4 Reading $150.00 1 $150.00

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