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Mrs. Schwab from Cleveland OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drop Everything and Read ... In Spanish!

My students need books in Spanish in order to see language in natural context and acquire language in an exciting and fun way.

  • $585 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse group from all neighborhoods in Cleveland. They are united by a common goal represented in the mission of our school: to become self-directed, reflective, passionate, and principled inquirers who are lifelong learners and social change agents in our evolving local and global communities. One of the ways they will do that is by learning a second language.

They are a very determined group attempting to complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme before they graduate from high school.

It is a demanding program of study that has as one of its requirements the acquisition of a second language. My students have chosen to learn Spanish in order to better communicate with Spanish-speakers here in the United States, but also to prepare themselves for careers that may take them internationally.

My Project

This year my students I started my students off on what we call "Lectura libre" (free reading) twice a week in Spanish. Many were skeptical that they would understand anything, but they have gained confidence through the year.

Reading in Spanish has allowed them to see language in context, to reinforce words and concepts that we have already learned, and to practice the art of deciphering language.

One complaint, though, is that there aren't enough books to choose from. I am hoping to add to my library for next year, but also to include books that are more challenging for my second year students.

Help me transform my very modest classroom library into one where every student can find a book that motivates them to read in Spanish!

Mrs. Schwab
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 160 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Berto y sus buenas ideas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 6 $41.70
Isabela captura un congo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 6 $41.70
Patricia va a California (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 5 $34.75
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Carl no quiere ir a Mexico (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
Sueños de La Isla: Present Tense Version (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Vida o muerte en el Cusco (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 3 $20.85
El viaje perdido (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 3 $20.85
Viva el toro (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 3 $20.85
Mi Propio Auto / Una novela breve y facil totalmente en espanol (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 3 $20.85
Las aventuras de Isabela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 3 $20.85
Agentes secretos y el mural de Picasso • Amazon Business $6.50 3 $19.50
Pobre Ana: Una Novela Breve y Facil Totalmente en Espanol (Nivel 1 - Libro A) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Donde esta Eduardo? (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.95 3 $17.85
Hoyos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Los Juegos del Hambre (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
El principito (Spanish) • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Las brujas / The Witches (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Percy Jackson 01. Ladron del rayo (Percy Jackson y los dioses del olimpo) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
La telaraña de Carlota (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
La jirafa, el pelicano y el mono / The Giraffe, the Pelican and the Monkey (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
El capibara con botas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50

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