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Ms. O'Donnell from Normal IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Acquiring Spanish Through Reading and Comprehensible Input

Help me give my students a fun, diverse library of Spanish novels from which to choose during Free Voluntary Reading days!

  • $374 goal

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My Students

Together my colleague and I teach six sections of Spanish I, with students ranging in age from 8th grade to seniors. While many of our students are eager to please and ready to learn, many others are disillusioned with school in general. No matter the level of motivation, most of these students are craving a different approach to learning; one that is engaging and interesting that lets students feel pride and success in their achievements! Enter Free Voluntary Reading (FVR) libraries as part of Comprehensible Input (CI) in the Spanish classroom!

My Project

Teaching a foreign language using Comprehensible Input (CI) is based on how we all learned our first language; through listening to our families speak, hearing songs, and reading books. Hearing and seeing Spanish in this manner is known as INPUT, and (based on current foreign language acquisition research) I believe that this method is the best way for students to acquire the Spanish language.

My students need interesting, comprehensible choices to read to increase their Spanish language input!

Having novels like Fiesta Fatal, Capibara Con Botas, and El Escape Cubano will give students more options in genre and reading level.

Ms. O'Donnell
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
La espía huérfana (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 4 $28.00
La isla más peligrosa (Lo m?s peligroso) (Volume 1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 4 $28.00
Agentes secretos y el mural de Picasso • Amazon Business $6.50 4 $26.00
El capibara con botas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 4 $26.00
La piñata de Renata (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
EL ratón Pablito (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
El Silbón de Venezuela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
La perezosa impaciente (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 3 $19.50
El escape cubano (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 3 $19.50
Tumba (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 2 $13.00
La Vampirata (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 2 $13.00
Fiesta fatal • Amazon Business $6.50 2 $13.00
Superburguesas - 2nd edition: An Easy to Read Novel for Learners of Spanish (Polyglot Language Learning Series) (Volume 1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.49 2 $12.98
Pancho y las momias (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.00 2 $12.00
Mi Propio Auto/Una novela breve y facil totalmente en espanol (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90

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