Listening Is Learning With Tales2Go by Shawnell Anderson, KIPP Austin Obras verified non-profit

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Launched Feb 16, 2017
Ends Mar 18, 2017
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Category: Technology
Partner: Tales2Go
Class Size: 31
Grade: 1st 

As a reading teacher, my students often are on different levels. This includes variance in vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. This makes it difficult when students select their own books to read. My students often want to pick stories that are the most popular, even if it is too advanced for their current level. Unfortunately, this leads to them being frustrated and disengaged.

With Tales2Go, students can select that same popular story from the audio library and have it read to them as they follow along. This allows them to hear the words that they struggle with, building their vocabulary and fluency. When used with the graphic organizers and other activities Tales2Go provides, students on average acquire critical reading and comprehension skills three months faster.

This is where you come in. Access to Tales2Go for my students comes at a small price and every dollar you invest brings this amazing program one step closer to my classroom.

Here is the breakdown in cost for fundraising for tales2go

  • tales2go - $250.00
  • Preferred Partner Program - $29.50
  • PledgeCents Platform Fee - $14.75
  • Total - $295.00 (rounded up to the nearest dollar)

If we do not meet our goal...

I will purchase as many months as possible for my classroom so my students are able to experience Tales2Go's great tool.
Suggested Investments


Star Student

My students and I greatly appreciate your generous donation!
Invest $25


Room Representative

Wow! Your donation at this level will lay the foundation to a successful cause and a very excited classroom.
Invest $50


Class President

You have gone above and beyond! This donation amount will put you in the history books (for our class).
Invest $75



This is a game changer! Words can't describe how thankful our class is for your support.
Invest $100

Shawnell Anderson

, KIPP Austin Obras

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Austin, Texas

Everyone, regardless of socio-economic circumstance or background, deserves choice and opportunity. At KIPP Austin Obras, we believe that the power to guarantee choice and opportunity in life begins with a rigorous and relevant education that cultivates critical thinking, ownership of knowledge, and independence in our students. By strengthening our students’ academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits through two-way Spanish/English dual immersion, student-led learning, intentionally relevant content, and blended learning we prepare students to thrive in and graduate from four-year colleges and universities. We forge a sense of team and family with families and members of the Austin community to create a school community that is stronger in unity than the sum of its parts. A key component of the KIPP Austin Obras curriculum features blended learning, which means that every student has an individualized learning path that is designed just for them using advanced computer programs that measure where each student is and adjusts instruction accordingly to challenge them with new material. This path makes sure that differentiation is occurring for every single student so that each one makes significant growth over the course of the school year, while providing teachers with immediate access to daily data that allows them to plan small group instruction efficiently for the following day.

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