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Mrs. Gillis
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 17 donors
  • $0 still needed

Whisper Phones for Sounding Out Words

My students need whisper phones to sound out words.

My Students

Helping young students get started on the right foot with a strong literacy foundation will follow them through all academic areas and into high school!

The students in my classroom are kind and generous; they love to read and have dance parties!

With their creative imaginations, my students enjoy making up poetry, songs, rhymes, and raps. Populations include: Somali, Ethiopian, African American, Hispanic, Caucasian, Burmese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Native American and Nigerian. About half of my students speak second and third languages, some students receive special education services, and all of my students set high goals.

My Project

Whisper phones are used for students to clearly distinguish between two phonemes that are close in sound such as /a/ and /e/. Additionally, these tools can be used to clearly hear every sound in a word. Students use whisper phones to sound words out in reading as well as in writing. Hearing every sound helps the kids spell words including tricky sounds or hard to hear sounds.

About 20% of the population have challenges that make reading a struggle.

Tools such as a whisper phone support these students in learning to read and write correctly the first time and early in their education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE539 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $44.95 3 $134.85

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This project will reach 50 students.

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