You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mrs. Clemmons from Tennessee RDG TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Vocabulary and Literacy Expanded

My students need a listening and books center. They need this to improve literacy.

  • $1,611 goal

This project expired on February 15, 2015.

This project expired on February 15, 2015.

My Students

My students are like sponges and absorb knowledge from the activities in the classroom.

I teach first grade in a rural school in Tennessee where most of my students come from low income families.

They have varied learning styles and academic levels. Like all children, they love to be read to. When they are read to, they comprehend most of what they hear. I am asking for a listening center for my class. This center will be used to help students, especially struggling readers, to increase literacy, comprehension, and vocabulary through a variety of subject matter.

My Project

I will incorporate this variety of books in my classroom through center time. Students will be allowed to go to the listening center during center time, They will be provided with the printed story so the words and pictures are seen as well as heard. Students will discuss the story orally in a small group with questions provided by me. This activity will help increase competency, vocabulary, and literacy.

Donations to this project will help my students gain exposure to materials that will help expand their knowledge, increase competency and enable them to be more productive in the future.

Mrs. Clemmons
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

This project will reach 19 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Clemmons is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Califone 1776PLC-6 6-Position Spirit Listening Center • Amazon $199.95 1 $199.95
K-1 Exemplar Read Aloud Stories (9 bk set) • AKJ Books $63.21 1 $63.21
A Pocket for Corduroy • AKJ Books $12.56 4 $50.24
Horton Hears A Who! • AKJ Books $10.91 4 $43.64
Dr. Seuss (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $39.92 1 $39.92
K-1 Exemplar Read Aloud Informational Texts (8 bk set) • AKJ Books $39.84 1 $39.84
K-1 Exemplar Stories (8 bk set) • AKJ Books $36.94 1 $36.94
K-1 Exemplar Informational Texts (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $29.56 1 $29.56
Brownie & Pearl Hit the Hay • AKJ Books $2.91 10 $29.10
Henry & Mudge First Book • AKJ Books $2.91 10 $29.10
Brownie & Pearl Hit the Hay • AKJ Books $2.91 10 $29.10
Henry & Mudge & Very Merry Xmas • AKJ Books $2.91 10 $29.10
Puppy Mudge Wants To Play • AKJ Books $2.91 10 $29.10
Brownie & Pearl See the Sights • AKJ Books $2.91 10 $29.10
Aliki (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $28.82 1 $28.82
Green Eggs and Ham • AKJ Books $6.56 4 $26.24
K-1 Exemplar Read Aloud Poetry (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $25.85 1 $25.85
K-1 Exemplar Read Aloud Poetry (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $25.85 1 $25.85
Ira Sleeps Over • AKJ Books $5.11 4 $20.44
Tacky The Penguin • AKJ Books $5.10 4 $20.40
Monarch Butterfly CD/Book • AKJ Books $17.96 1 $17.96
Freddie the Frog and the Mysterious Wahooooo Sharon Burch, T • AKJ Books $17.48 1 $17.48
Maurice Sendak (3 bk set) • AKJ Books $16.26 1 $16.26
CD - Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites, The CD • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Tell Me, Tree • AKJ Books $13.14 1 $13.14
Chicks & Chickens • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Groundhog Day! • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
How a House Is Built • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Ice Cream • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Bartholomew and the Oobleck: (Caldecott Honor Book) (Classic Seuss) • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75
When I Was Young in the Mountains Cynthia Rylant, Diane Good • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Corn • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin (Henry and Mudge Seri • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
CD-Lilly''s Big Day and Other Stories: 9 Stories Kevin Henkes, P • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
CD-It''s Raining Pigs & Noodles Jack Prelutsky, Read by Jack Pre • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Mr. Putter and Tabby Spin the Yarn • AKJ Books $10.22 1 $10.22
Olivia Forms a Band Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Curious George Flies a Kite • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Curious George Gets a Medal: Book & CD H. A. Rey, Margret Re • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Tacky the Penguin • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Curious George • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Little Red Hen Paul Galdone • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Curious George Goes to the Hospital • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
CD - Oh, the Places You''ll Go! and The Lorax Dr. Seuss, Read by T • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Pocket for Corduroy Book and CD • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
CD - Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
T. Rex • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Horton Hears a Who and Other Sounds of Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Blueberries for Sal • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
CD - Mouse Soup [I Can Read Series, Level 2] Arnold Lobel, Arnold • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Harry and the Lady Next Door: (I Can Read Book Series: Level • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Green Eggs and Ham: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
T. Rex • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Halloween Is... - available after 12/10/12 • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Apples • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Vegetables We Eat Gail Gibons • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Apples • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Weather Words and What They Mean • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Frogs Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Pumpkin Book • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Milk Makers • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Christmas Is... Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Dinosaurs! Gail Gibbons • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Tornadoes! • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Trains Gail Gibbons • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Snakes Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Horses! Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Hurricanes! Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Moonlight • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Honey Makers • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Angus and Sadie • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Nature''s Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Easter Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Thanksgiving is . . . (Pbk) • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Mr. Putter & Tabby Dance the Dance • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mr. Putter & Tabby Walk The Dog • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mr. Putter and Tabby Paint the Porch (pbk) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mr. Putter and Tabby Clear the Decks • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mr. Putter and Tabby Run the Race - PB • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Cobblest 1 Aunt Lucy Kit • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Henry & Mudge The Forever Sea • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$1,319.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,368.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$241.56

Total project goal

$1,610.38

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Tennessee Rdg","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2599290],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":1395603,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":1611,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/vocabulary-and-literacy-expanded/1395603/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":19,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Clemmons","authorIds":{"2599290":{"owner":"Mrs. Clemmons","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":0.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1395603],"proposalHash":"-1875300101","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":0.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":23,"teacherChallengeId":20499486,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":2599290,"schoolCounty":"Houston","fullyFunded":false,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TN","name":"Tennessee"}}