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Mrs. Benjamin from Rochester MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for English Learner High School Students

Help me give my students diverse books that encourage them to read and inspire them to keep reading!

  • $349 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach English Learners. Some of my students have recently moved to the United States while others have been here for a longer. Their English language proficiency varies from basic to more advanced.

All of my students come with high expectations for themselves as they work hard to attain graduation; their goal is to better their lives through continuing education in college as they become successful members of our community.

They face many challenges as they learn a new language in a new community. English learners have to work very hard so that they can access the information in their content area classes such as math, science, social studies, and electives while they are still building their English language.

My student's English proficiency varies from basic to more advanced. They take classes focused in reading, writing, and grammar to develop their English skills. Besides the language instruction, English learners also need help with understanding the customs, traditions, history and heritage of our community. I am privileged to be a part of their journey of discovery and growth!

My Project

Students that are learning English need books that are interesting so they can stay motivated to read more difficult texts. Diverse books can help students to want to learn more! The staff from the EL department has donated books for the classroom, and it's limited by what teachers can find on hand or had in their private libraries.

Reading for only 20 minutes a day can increase a student's vocabulary and skills to develop their English language.

The more books that are available for them to read, the more that students can spend time acquiring language while engaged in a gratifying activity!

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Mrs. Benjamin
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cora Cooks Pancit • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Cuba 15 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Buffalo Bird Girl • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
I'm Just Me • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Cool Salsa (Spanish Edition) • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Tangerine • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
They Dance in the Sky • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
14 Cows for America • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Crossing Bok Chitto A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Crossover • AKJ Education $6.22 1 $6.22
Freedom Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Run, Boy, Run • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Elijah of Buxton • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Return to Sender • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Color Is My World? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Under The Quilt Of Night • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Elephants Know • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Boy Called Slow • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Land • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Follow the Drinking Gourd • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Alvin Ailey • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Raven • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Caribbean Dream • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Storm Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Morning on the Lake • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Imani's Moon • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
A Long Walk to Water • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
Return • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Color of My Words • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Boys Without Names • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Rosa Parks? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the March on Washington? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Native American Heroes Osceola, Tecumseh & Cochise • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
A Girl Named Misty • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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