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Ms. Petranoff from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books and More Libros for Spanish class

Help me give my students a class set of a novel and free independent reading Spanish books to help them improve their literacy skills in Spanish.

  • $389 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My heritage Spanish class is full of diverse learners. They all come from homes where Spanish is spoken to varying degrees and they range from developing language skills to fully fluent verbally. My students are learning to read, write, and express themselves using academic Spanish.

My students are engaged, talkative, and perceptive learners in Spanish.

They love to share their knowledge and insight with each other by engaging in discussions about what they are learning. They want to further their Spanish so that they can be fully bilingual and biliterate. The goal is to graduate high school with a bilingual certificate!

My Project

These Spanish books will enhance students' reading experiences in the classroom. Cajas de carton will be a novel that we read and discuss whole class. This powerful, thought-provoking memoir about the migrant workers' lives in the mid 1900s will open up many venues for discussion. Students will be engaged in listening, reading, writing, and speaking while working through this novel. While students are working on a whole class novel, they will also be participating in free voluntary reading.

These new books will be building my classroom library with compelling stories that students will get lost in.

Choice is very important for student engagement so I want to be able to offer my students of variety of genres, reading levels, and themes for their book selection. There are varying levels of Spanish proficiency in my classes so I would like to have many books for students to choose from. I want to foster the love for reading no matter what language they read in!

Ms. Petranoff
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cajas de cartón (The Circuit) • AKJ Education $5.83 18 $104.94
STUDENT BOARD DRY ERASE PLAIN 9X12 SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 30 • School Specialty $52.53 1 $52.53
Los Juegos del Hambre (The Hunger Games) • AKJ Education $19.79 1 $19.79
Diario de Greg: Un renacuajo (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Una arruga en el tiempo / A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Crenshaw (Spanish) • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Hoyos • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
La isla de los delfines azules (Island Of The Blue Dolphins) • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Gracias a Winn-Dixie (Because Of Winn-Dixie) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
EL HACHA/Hatchet • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
¿Quién cuenta las estrellas? (Number The Stars) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Las brujas (The Witches) • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
Despereaux (The Tale Of Despereaux) (SPANISH) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
EL ÁRBOL DE LOS DESEOS (Wishtree) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
El Color De Mis Palabras • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$290.23

Vendor shipping charges

$5.25

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$329.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.21

Total project goal

$388.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$388.04

4 Donors

-$194.02

Donations toward project cost

-$164.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.10

match offer

-$194.01

Match offer toward project cost

-$164.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.10

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$0.00

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