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Mrs. Birch from Salisbury MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books That Open Our Minds to Other Worlds

My students need a variety of reading materials in Spanish to appeal to their diverse interests and reading levels.

  • $532 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

This year will be year 40, yes, FORTY years of teaching Spanish for me. Over the years, teaching in several different schools, but in the same area, I have seen my student demographic change radically. My classes are now very culturally diverse, with many students proficient in a language other than English. It is a change that has been a good one, as I firmly believe that sharing with others of different beliefs and backgrounds makes for better people. A core belief in my classroom is that while in my class, we are a family, a community of diverse, but supportive learners.

A radically important change that has taken place over my decades in education, is the concept of comprehensible input to replace the traditional grammar-based instruction.

No longer do my students attempt to memorize massive vocabulary lists and grammar charts. Rather, our classes are based on language input that can be understood by listeners and readers. With repeated comprehensible input, language output will eventually emerge. There is a great amount of listening in my classes, but there is also a great amount of reading. My Spanish III and Spanish IV students really enjoy Spanish music, TV and novels!

My Project

I have selected a variety of reading materials in Spanish for my diverse students. I want every student to be able to find something that is of interest to him or her. I want every student to find success in reading, whether it is a beginning reader or a reader for a heritage language student. My free reading library is constantly in need of replenishment and new titles, as my students read multiple times each week and I have many of my students for two years.

Reading for enjoyment in Spanish is the most valuable activity my students can do to assist their acquisition of Spanish.

Today there are many Spanish novels written specifically for students of differing levels, with limited, high-frequency vocabulary and glossaries that enable them to read independently with confidence.

Mrs. Birch
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
La piñata de Renata (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Agatha Mistery :El enigma del faraón # 1 (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth (Bilingual) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
En el tiempo de las mariposas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
El único e incomparable Iván (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban (Harry 03) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Coraline Novela grafica (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
¿Qué fue el Tren Clandestino? (Que Fue...? / What Was...?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
¿Qué fue la isla Ellis? (Que Fue...? / What Was...?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.04 1 $10.04
Spanish Novels: La última cena (Spanish Novels for Intermediates - B1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
El Principe Caspian (Narnia) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
¡Al bate! Historia del béisbol (Batter Up! History of Baseball) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
¿Quién fue Harriet Beecher Stowe? (Quien Fue? / Who Was?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
¿Quién fue Harriet Tubman? (¿quien Fue.?/Who Was.?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
¿Quien fue Albert Einstein? / Who Was Albert Einstein? (Spanish Edition) (¿Quién Fue…?/ Who Was…?) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
María María: un cuento de un huracán (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
¿Quién fue Roberto Clemente? (Spanish Edition) (Quien Fue? / Who Was?) • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
Antes de ser libres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
En busca del monstruo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Quien fue Amelia Earhart? (Quien Fue? / Who Was?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
El sistema solar (The Solar System) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hombre Perro (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Mafalda 5 / Mafalda 5 (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
El Entierro (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Mafalda 1 (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
¿Qué es la Estatua de la Libertad? (Que Fue...? / What Was...?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
Telaraña de Carlota: Charlotte's Web (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
La espía huérfana (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Juliana (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Carl no quiere ir a Mexico (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Patricia va a California (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
El Jersey (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Isabela captura un congo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
El Callejon del Beso (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Olivia y los monos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
El Escape: Casi me mata el celular (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
Feliz Cumpleaños: "El Partido" (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
La perezosa impaciente (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
La casa del árbol # 6 Una tarde en el Amazonas (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Pandas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Lugares del mundo (Places Around the World) (Spanish Version) (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.01 1 $4.01
National Geographic Readers: Los Ponis (Ponies) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$392.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$451.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.73

Total project goal

$531.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$531.56

9 Donors

-$455.39

Donations toward project cost

-$392.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.06

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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