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Mrs. C. from Columbia SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cool Reads for ESL Teens

The cost of these Children's Books is $207, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $207 goal

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There are 50 ESL students from Africa, Asia, and Latin America in our metropolitan high school of 1500 students. I teach ESL to 25 students. Many of my students are on intermediate or advanced levels. Although they are able to communicate well, they are below grade level in reading skills. It is imperative that they strengthen existing reading skills and increase vocabulary. By reading children's literature, they will develop more of a feel for English. They will learn new words in context as well as absorb information. They will learn without studying and enjoy doing it. If what they read is meaningful to them, they will remember it and increase their English reading proficiency. I have selected a variety of high interest teen and young adult books for our ESL classroom library. These books will be available to 20 or more students for leisure reading. They include multicultural themes, teen issues, history, sports, humor, and suspense. There are books for boys and some for girls and some that appeal to both. I believe that these books will spark their interest and help them become better readers. I know they will appreciate your gift. Thank you.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Princess Diaries Boxed Set: Volumes I-III (Princess Diaries Series) Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $15.99 1 $15.99
The Dream Keeper and Other Poems Langston Hughes, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Sacajawea to Sheryl Swoopes Amelie Welden, Jerry McCann (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Grind Eric Walters • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Ji-li Jiang, Foreword by David Henry Hwang • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Summer of My German Soldier Bette Greene • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
All's Fair in Love, War, and High School Janette Rallison • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
When My Name Was Keoko Linda Sue Sue Park • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
A Single Shard Linda Sue Park • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths Bernard Evslin, William Hofmann (Illustrator), Bernard Evslin (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Baseball in April and Other Stories Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Emergency Room Caroline B. Cooney • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hit and Run R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Other Side of Dark Joan Lowery Nixon • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Tiger Rising Kate DiCamillo • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Behind The Secret Window: A Memoir of A Hidden Childhood During World War Two Nelly S. Toll • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Contender Robert Lipsyte • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Pacific Crossing Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Van Gogh Cafe Cynthia Rylant, Cynthia Ryland • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Sacajawea: The Story of Bird Woman and the Lewis and Clark Expedition Joseph Bruchac • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Samir and Yonatan Daniella Carmi, Yael Lotan (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Shakespeare Stories Terry Deary, Michael Tickner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
New Kids in Town: Oral Histories of Immigrant Teens Janet Bode • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart Patricia Lauber • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05

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