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Ms. Lefkowitz from White City OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Bilingual Readers... One Book at a Time!

Help me give my students Spanish books to connect them to the language in rich and meaningful ways.

  • $492 goal

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My Students

Building Bilingual Readers...One Book at a Time!!

My students need books in Spanish to connect them to the language in rich and meaningful ways.

"Quiero leer!" Are the words my bilingual students repeat to each other every day in our dual immersion classroom. It means, "I want to read!" and they read every single day. Many students in my classroom have experienced difficult life situations, different from anything you or I may have faced in our lives. Nonetheless, every student comes to school excited about speaking and learning two languages.

I work at a large Title 1 school that represents a variety of ethnically diverse families, many of whom are primarily Spanish speaking.

Building biliteracy in students is a high priority in our dual immersion program. Therefore, reading plays a major part in our daily learning. Although many of my students may already have a background in the Spanish language, it may not have been taught to them the same way it is taught in an academic setting. My goal is to not only develop bilingualism in my students but to provide them with the necessary tools to be productive members of our community.

My Project

Working at a Title 1 school has its challenges, providing students with rich and meaningful literature is one that I have found to be the most difficult in my classroom. Our dual immersion program is still pretty new, and we are slowly, still gathering all the necessary materials and resources to make it an effective program for our children.

I am requesting Spanish books for my classroom to provide all of my students with the opportunity to engage meaningfully in the language and to delve deeper into the world of reading.

The addition of more books in my classroom will give my students an excitement and motivation to get reading.

The addition of more books in my classroom will give my students an excitement and motivation to get reading every day. With your generous donation, we can provide students with the tools necessary to be well on their way towards bi-literacy!

Ms. Lefkowitz
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE536 - ¡Qué montón de tamales! Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $48.50 1 $48.50
Arandanos para Sal/ Blueberries for Sal • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Nublado con probabilidades de albondigas / Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
El color de mi piel (The Skin I'm In) • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Nate el grande ataca de nuevo (Big Nate Strikes Again) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Olivia visita Venecia / Olivia Goes to Venice • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Nate el grande único en su clase (Big Nate In A Class By Himself) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Olivia y las princesas • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
¡Horton escucha a quién! (Horton Hears A Who!) • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Yoruga la Tortuga y otros cuentos (Yertle The Turtle And Other Stories) • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
El Árbol Generoso (The Giving Tree) • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Sarah, sencilla y alta (Sarah, Plain And Tall) • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Gracias a Winn-Dixie (Because Of Winn-Dixie) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Un puente hacia Terabithia (Bridge To Terabithia) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
La guerra del bosque • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
LA Historia De Johnny Appleseed • AKJ Education $8.09 1 $8.09
La Colcha De Los Recuerdos • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Los Cien Vestidos (The Hundred Dresses) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Frederick • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Gracias, Sr. Falker (Thank You, Mr. Falker) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
El mejor nido (The Best Nest) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Nadarín (Swimmy) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
El gato con sombrero viene de nuevo (The Cat In The Hat Comes Back) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
¡Hay un molillo en mi bolsillo! (There's A Wocket In My Pocket!) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tikki Tikki Tembo • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Pink y Say (Pink And Say) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Leo, el retoño tardío (Leo The Late Bloomer) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Diario de un Zombie de Minecraft • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Barcos vikingos al amanecer (Viking Ships At Sunrise) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Dinosaurios al atardecer (Dinosaurs Before Dark) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Guerra Revolucionaria en miércoles (Revolutionary War On Wednesday) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Terremoto al amanecer (Earthquake In The Early Morning) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Leones a la hora del almuerzo (Lions At Lunchtime) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
La hora de los Juegos Olímpicos (Hour Of The Olympics) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Una Momia Al Amanecer/ Mummies In The Morning • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Guerra Civil en domingo (Civil War On Sunday) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Vacaciones al pie de un volcán (Vacation Under The Volcano) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Tornado en martes (Twister On Tuesday) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
La noche de los ninjas (Night Of The Ninjas) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Una tarde en el Amazonas (Afternoon On The Amazon) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Osos polares después de la medianoche (Polar Bears Past Bedtime) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El caballero del alba (The Knight At Dawn) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Piratas después del mediodía (Pirates Past Noon) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Un tigre dientes de sable en el ocaso (Sunset Of The Sabertooth) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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