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Ms. Hsieh from Hayward CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dive into Diverse Books!

Help me give my students diverse read-alouds in Spanish and English, so that they can become stronger readers and writers!

  • $511 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students in our 3rd/4th bilingual combo class attend a public elementary school in northern California with a total enrollment of slightly over 500 students. Our school is considered to be a "School-wide Title I" school, with about 90% of our students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches. Many come from immigrant families, and most students have few, if any, family members with formal education beyond high school. My students see and often experience violence in their community, yet they are eager and excited to be in school and have opportunities to learn.

It often seems that my students are judged based solely on their standardized test scores, instead of being recognized for how resilient, creative, and amazing they are.

While school can be challenging for many of my students due to the external pressures that they experience, my students know that they, their families, teachers, and school staff all work together as a success team.

My Project

When you contribute to this project, you’ll be helping me give my students diverse read-alouds in Spanish and English.

These diverse books will not only serve as read-alouds, but also be mentor texts to help my students become stronger bilingual readers and writers.

Because diverse books can help students make personal connections, I will target certain comprehension skills and strategies, depending on the text. As a result, my students will increase their reading comprehension in Spanish, English, fiction, and non-fiction texts. Writing goes hand in hand with reading, so my students can learn from these authors ways to improve their own writing in both languages.

Ms. Hsieh
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
¿Alguna pregunta?/ Any Questions? (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $18.44 1 $18.44
Llora, corazón, pero no te rompas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
La princesa del agua / The Water Princess (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
El día en que descubres quién eres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Caso abierto: ¡Sigue la pista! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Your Name Is a Song • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Miss Maple's Seeds • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
Lola: Edición en español de ISLANDBORN (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Cuando Hitler robó el conejo rosa (Serie Azul) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Sadako y las mil grullas de papel (Calcetín) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
Amor (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
El mapa de los buenos momentos (The Map of Good Memories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
La rebelión del tigre (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Dori Fantasmagori • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Gracias a Winn-Dixie (Because Of Winn-Dixie) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Desastres naturales que marcaron la historia (Unforgettable Natural Disasters) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
La Casa en Mango Street (The House on Mango Street) • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
Mango, Abuela y yo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jabari salta (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dragones y Tacos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Una bicicleta como la de Sergio (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Esos zapatos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
La silla de Pedro (Penguin Ediciones) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
El fútbol me hace feliz (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cinderella (Cenicienta) • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
¿Dónde viven los animales? (Where Do Animals Live?) • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Caperucita Roja (Little Red Riding Hood) • AKJ Education $1.89 1 $1.89

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