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Mrs. Lackey from Fenton MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Acquiring Spanish Through Reading and Understanding

Help me give my students 54 readers in Spanish that are written specifically for novice and intermediate Spanish learners using simplified language, illustrations, and glossaries.

  • $551 goal

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My Students

We have 17 classes of enthusiastic Spanish learners. Living in a community with a low percentage of Spanish-speakers (less than 3%) gives us a lot of motivation to help our students see the world beyond their school. All four of our Spanish teachers have started using Comprehensible Input this year with fantastic results! Our kids are listening to and reading Spanish every day for the majority of the class period. They love learning more about the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and being able to communicate about themselves and their lives in authentic ways. We are excited to be leading them on their journey towards proficiency!

My Project

Spanish teachers at my school are so excited about introducing our students to free reading time in class. We have read some of the easy readers already as a whole class in levels 1, 2, and 3, but we know that when students are able to make their own choices about what to read and are able to choose books that meet their interests and reading levels, they will have the motivation necessary to acquire more Spanish and gain confidence in their abilities.

Linguist and researcher Stephen Krashen explains that "There is massive evidence that self-selected reading, or reading what you want to read, is responsible for most of our literacy development." As language learners ourselves, we understand first hand the power that individual silent sustained reading can have on acquiring vocabulary and language structures.

We plan to create an environment in which students can expect to come to class each day with ten minutes set aside to silently read and enjoy books of their choice. After attending a week-long workshop about Comprehensible Input in the world language classroom in June 2018, our Spanish teachers are convinced that these books could make the single biggest difference in our students' language abilities.

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This project will reach 373 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
La familia de Federico Rico (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
EL ratón Pablito (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Spanish Novels: Amor online (Spanish Novels for Intermediates - B1) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
El Silbón de Venezuela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Spanish Novels: La última cena (Spanish Novels for Intermediates - B1) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Spanish Novels: Crimen en Barcelona (Spanish Novels for Intermediates - B1) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
La piñata de Renata (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
María María: un cuento de un huracán (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Spanish Novels: El Hacker (Spanish Novels for Pre Intermediates - A2) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Spanish Novels: Laura no está (Spanish Novels for Pre Intermediates - A2) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Spanish Novels: Muerte en Buenos Aires (Spanish Novels for Beginners - A1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Spanish Novels: Ana, estudiante (Spanish Novels for Beginners - A1) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Spanish Novels: Fútbol en Madrid (Spanish Novels for Beginners - A1) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Los ojos de Carmen (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.50 2 $15.00
El Escape: Casi me mata el celular (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 2 $14.00
La vida loca de Marta (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 2 $14.00
Secretos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 2 $14.00
El Jersey (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
La chica nueva (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
Feliz Cumpleaños: "El Partido" (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 2 $13.50
La clase de confesiones: Carlos hace el peor error de su vida (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 2 $13.50
Fiesta fatal • Amazon Business $6.50 2 $13.00
Tumba (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 2 $13.00
La perezosa impaciente (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 2 $13.00
El capibara con botas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 2 $13.00
La Novia Perfecta (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.00 2 $12.00
Pancho y las momias (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.00 2 $12.00

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