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Mr. Cole from Denver CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bi-Literate Classroom Library

Help me give my students a more robust, bi-literate library in our 6th grade Language Arts class.

  • $507 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students do not have an opportunity to experience this. A majority of my students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, English Language Learners, of minority populations and are deemed high risk of not graduating. As such, many will also be first generation college students. Because of this, many of my students do not have access to books at home and rely on our school and classroom libraries to check out high-quality books. Your assistance will grant my students access to grade-level texts that are culturally relevant, authentic and written in Spanish by Spanish speaking authors.

In spite of this, my students show up to school every day with an eagerness to learn, a desire to succeed and the will to persevere.

Each of my students comes to school acknowledging their role as a citizen of the world. At such a young age, they already have a sense of the responsibility that that role holds accompanied with a desire to change the world they so desperately love.

My Project

The goal of my program is to allow students to be bi-literate and bilingual in both Spanish and English. To be successful in this, we must be able to provide students with grade appropriate materials in both languages.

Now, more than ever, there is a need to present students with an authentic and relevant educational experience.

Providing students with texts written in Spanish, they will maintain their academic achievement, loosing very minimal ground while transitioning to a program that is predominantly taught in another language. These books will be housed within the classroom and will serve as building blocks within the bi-literate Language Arts program we are piloting this year.

Mr. Cole
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Me Llamo Bud, No Buddy (My Name is Bud, Not Buddy) • AKJ Education $9.48 10 $94.80
Percy Jackson 01.Ladron del Rayo (The Lightning Thief) • AKJ Education $7.99 10 $79.90
Al Capone me lava la ropa (Al Capone Does My Shirts) • AKJ Education $12.37 5 $61.85
Dioses y héroes de la mitología griega (Gods and Heroes in Greek Mythology) • AKJ Education $10.18 5 $50.90
El niño con el pijama de rayas (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) • AKJ Education $9.45 5 $47.25
La travesía de Enrique (Enrique's Journey) • AKJ Education $7.29 5 $36.45

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