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Mr. Carreras from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Bilingual Readers

My students need leveled books in Spanish in order to build a desire to read and to support their reading development by offering books at their individual levels.

  • $582 goal

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My Students

My first grade students are smart, energetic scholars that have the highest of aspirations. They are primarily Hispanic English language learners see the value of reading and have developed an insatiable desire to explore all kinds of texts. When my students have opportunities to choose from a wide variety of books, they enjoy reading much more.

These scholars look to literature as a way to broaden their horizons, explore to different lands, and to make connections to course content.

By offering my students with a variety of texts that are "just right" for them, they will be able to challenge themselves further without having to re-read the same texts, which will keep up their motivation to read.

My Project

I am requesting a a collection of texts at different guided reading levels, which will be used to build a stronger bilingual library. While my current library features a handful of fiction texts in Spanish, having a collection of guided reading books would give students access to texts designed to help students grow as readers, while presenting them with a wider variety of topics to learn about.

These books will be read and loved by my scholars every day as they grow as readers.

They will use these books to explore new worlds, make connections to different cultures, and to have fun after finishing assignments. Students will take five guided reading books home every week to continue practicing their reading skills and to share their newfound knowledge with their loved ones. Each book will be prominently displayed in the bilingual library and each student will have access to that space for 400 minutes every week for independent reading.

Mr. Carreras
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Spanish Level I Complete (20 Books) • AKJ Education $133.49 1 $133.49
Guided Reading Collection: Spanish Level G Complete (20 Books) • AKJ Education $112.70 1 $112.70
Guided Reading Collection: Spanish Level H Complete (20 Books) • AKJ Education $108.17 1 $108.17
Guided Reading Collection: Spanish Level F Complete (20 Books) • AKJ Education $102.89 1 $102.89

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