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Mrs. Santillan from Mount Airy NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cultivando Lectores: A Classroom Library Making for Dual Language Readers

My students need grade leveled books in their new classroom library in order to support their reading skills as well as their interest.

  • $803 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In a Dual Language Immersion setting, comprehensible and authentic materials are the key to successfully acquiring a second language. My students are gaining literacy growth through classroom instruction that is differentiated and supports varied learning styles. As they grow in their language learning journey, they need to be challenged with meaningful literary resources that promote their intellect. These students are transitioning to a brand new grade level, 3rd grade, and they need appropriate literature in their classroom library.

These 26 dual language learners love reading books in Spanish, challenging themselves to build up new vocabulary and language skills through a good book.

My Project

These dual language readers have developed milestones in their reading development of Spanish. They need to keep growing their language skills as well as their vocabulary repertoire. These authentic Spanish books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create for them. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind-I have watched them the past few weeks of school read titles just like these in their first language, and I have also asked them what type of books they would enjoy reading. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level.

The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the Spanish printed word.

Getting authentic books in Spanish is not easy, and they are more expensive. This project will help developing the foundation of an enjoyable classroom library.

Mrs. Santillan
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter (7 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $93.27 1 $93.27
Roald Dahl Author Study (9 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $77.48 1 $77.48
Un Día Más y Otras Historias: Cuentos Sobre Animales en Peligro de Extinción • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
El coyote tonto • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
El Principito (The Little Prince) • AKJ Education $8.03 1 $8.03
Una familia para Rodolfo (A Family For Rodolfo) • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Querido hijo: estás despedido • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
De Carta en Carta • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
¿Quién fue Harriet Tubman? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Quien Fue Robert E. Lee? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Quién fue Roberto Clemente? (Who Was Roberto Clemente?) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Quien Fue la Madre Teresa? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Quién fue Betsy Ross? (Who Was Betsy Ross?) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Quién fue Harry Houdini? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Quiénes fueron los hermanos Wright? (Who Were The Wright Brothers?) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Quien Fue Marie Curie? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Quién fue Benjamín Franklin? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Quien Fue Louis Armstrong? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Quién fue Rosa Parks? (Who Was Rosa Parks?) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Quién es Malala Yousafzai? (Who Is Malala Yousafzai?) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Mis 130 Apellidos • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Quién fue Alexander Graham Bell? (Who Was Alexander Graham Bell?) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Quién fue Paul Revere? (Who Was Paul Revere?) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Quién fue el rey Tut? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Quién fue Nelson Mandela? (Who Was Nelson Mandela?) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Quien Fue Woodrow Wilson? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Quien Fue Maria Antonieta? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Quién fue Amelia Earhart? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Quien fue Albert Einstein?/ Who Was Albert Einstein? (Spanish) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Quien Fue Mark Twain? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Verde fue mi selva • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
¡Nos vamos a Brasil! (We Go To Brazil!) • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
La tumba misteriosa (The Mysterious Tomb) • AKJ Education $7.16 1 $7.16
Stink • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Había una Vez una Princesa • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
La princesa era traviesa (The Naughty Princess) • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Stink: Superhéroe del sistema solar (Stink: Solar System Superhero) • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
¿Quién fue Pablo Picasso? (Who Was Pablo Picasso?) • AKJ Education $6.39 1 $6.39
¿Quiénes fueron Los Beatles? (Who Were The Beatles?) • AKJ Education $6.39 1 $6.39
¿Quién fue Thomas Alva Edison? (Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?) • AKJ Education $6.39 1 $6.39
Quien fue Leonardo da Vinci? (Spanish) • AKJ Education $6.39 1 $6.39
¿Quién fue Abraham Lincoln? (Who Was Abraham Lincoln?) • AKJ Education $6.39 1 $6.39
¿Quién fue Walt Disney? (Who Was Walt Disney?) • AKJ Education $6.39 1 $6.39
¿Quién fue Marco Polo? (Who Was Marco Polo?) • AKJ Education $6.39 1 $6.39
¿Quién fue Steve Jobs? (Who Was Steve Jobs?) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
¿Quién fue Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
¡Judy Moody se vuelve famosa! (Judy Moody Gets Famous!) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Stink y el gran expreso del cobaya (Stink And The Great Guinea Pig Express) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Stink y el increíble rompemuelas supergaláctico (Stink And The Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Doctora Judy Moody (Judy Moody, MD) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Judy Moody y la Declaración de Independencia (Judy Moody Declares Independence) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Judy Moody va a la universidad (Judy Moody Goes To College) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Judy Moody y la vuelta al mundo en ocho días y medio (Judy Moody Around The World In 8 1/2 Days) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Stink: El increíble niño menguante (Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Judy Moody adivina el futuro (Judy Moody Predicts The Future) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Judy Moody salva el planeta (Judy Moody Saves The World!) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Judy Moody está de mal humor, de muy mal humor • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
El Capitán Calzoncillos y la feroz batalla contra el niño mocobiónico parte 2 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Las aventureas del Superbebé Pañal (Adventures Of Super Diaper Baby) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El Capitán Calzoncillos y el terrorifico retorno de Cacapipi • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El Capitán Calzoncillos y la asquerosa venganza de los Robocalzones Radioactivos • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El Capitán Calzoncillos y la invasión de las horribles señoras del espacio sideral • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El Capitán Calzoncillos y el diabólico desquite del Inodoro Turbotrón 2000 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El Capitán Calzoncillos y la ridícula historia de los seres del inodoro morado • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El Capitán Calzoncillos y el ataque de los inodoros parlantes • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El Capitán Calzoncillos y la furia de la supermujer macroelástica • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El Capitán Calzoncillos y la sensacional saga del Señor Sohediondo • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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