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Ms. Zuehlke from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Listeners are Lacking a Library!

My students need 23 audio books to read and listen to at the listening station, including 'Magic Tree House' and 'Green Eggs and Ham and Other Servings of Dr.Seuss.'

  • $401 goal

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My Students

Imagine that you are a child in a new country, in a new school, learning a new language and learning to read. Several of my students face this challenge and my class lacks the audio books that will help improve their language acquisition.

My students are African American and Asian fifth graders in a large urban public school district in Wisconsin.

More than 95% of the student population is at poverty level. The students comprise a diverse group; several students are English Language Learners who are new to the country, speak native languages such as Hmong, Lao and Somali, and are learning English for the first time. Many of the non-English Language Learners are reading two or three years below grade level.

My Project

A selection of audio books will allow my students to read along with a tape or cd and hear fluent reading. This is crucial since many of my students are not literate in either their native or second language. The students will be exposed to a variety of genres and new vocabulary words. They will be able to explore the world of reading, begin journeys with new characters and be introduced to new places while building comprehension, vocabulary and interest. Visiting the listening station will give the students opportunities to be read to daily, and will help the students gain confidence as their English language increases. The listening station is one of the meaningful activities my students are engaged in independently during the literacy block while I am leading small group literacy instruction .

Recently, one of my students stated in a matter of fact tone that, "You never get too old to be read to!" My fifth graders are eager to learn and read, and your donation will help accelerate language acquisition for our newcomer English Language Learners, as well as boost the vocabulary and literacy skills for my students of poverty.

Thank you for your contributions to filling my fifth graders' ears with the sweet sounds of rich language and for caring about them as much as I do.

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Ms. Zuehlke
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frog&Toad Together (Audio) • AKJ Books $14.00 1 $14.00
Tikki Tikki Tembo (Audio) • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
Pocket for Corduroy Book and CD • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
Amelia Bedelia (Audio) • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Brown Bear & Friends Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle, Read by Gw • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Freddie the Frog and the Thump in the Night Sharon Burch, De • AKJ Books $18.68 1 $18.68
Green Eggs and Ham and Other Servings of Dr.Seuss Dr. Seuss, • AKJ Books $15.59 1 $15.59
Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin (Henry and Mudge Seri • AKJ Books $23.36 1 $23.36
It''s Raining Pigs & Noodles Jack Prelutsky, Read by Jack Pre • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
James Herriot''s Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Anima • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Rabbit Ears Treasury of World Tales: Volume 3 • AKJ Books $9.32 1 $9.32
Rabbit Ears Treasury of Tall Tales: Volume 2 • AKJ Books $9.32 1 $9.32
Rabbit Ears Treasury of Storybook Classics: Volume 1 • AKJ Books $9.32 1 $9.32
Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites, The CD • AKJ Books $15.59 1 $15.59
The Incredible Shrinking Kid (Stink Series #1) Nancy Cartwri • AKJ Books $12.48 1 $12.48
Little Bear Collections • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Lilly''s Big Day and Other Stories: 9 Stories Kevin Henkes, P • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
I Miss You, Stinky Face • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Frances Collection-CD • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Three Tales of My Father''s Dragon-CD • AKJ Books $10.10 1 $10.10
Magic Tree House Collection Books 1 - 8 (Magic Tree House Se • AKJ Books $23.40 1 $23.40
Magic Tree House, Books 9-16 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary • AKJ Books $23.40 1 $23.40

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