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Mrs. Van Duzer from Greenport NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ELL Students Need Books Too!

Help me give my students plenty of books to read in their native language!

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year I have 32 wonderful fifth grade students. They have a desire to learn and a passion to read. In our classroom they learn to expand their thinking with reading, writing, and U.S. History. As a teacher, I try to create as many real world experiences and lessons as much as I can.

The students in our school come from all different types of economic and family backgrounds.

75% of the students in my class speak a second language. It is important to me to expose them to new opportunities as often as I can.

My Project

75% of the students in my classroom speak a second language. It is important for students to always be reading and a quarter of my class speaks only Spanish. These books will give these students access to reading in their native language.

Throughout the school day we spent at least 45 minutes of reading.

Some of the time is for enjoyment and another portion of the time is to help learn and apply new skills. Students who come into the classroom who cannot speak English need access to books as well. A few of my students have been without schooling for a few years and have lost their passion for reading. Bringing these popular titles into the classroom in their native language will help to foster a love for learning.

Mrs. Van Duzer
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
El Capitan Calzoncillos (Captain Underpants) (10 Books) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
Una estrella del pop muy poco brillante (Tales From A Not So Talented Pop Star) • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Nate el grande único en su clase (Big Nate In A Class By Himself) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
¡Sonríe! (Smile!) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
La ley de Rodrick (Rodrick Rules) • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hermanas (Sisters) • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
¡Sin salida! (Cabin Fever) • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
La horrible realidad (The Ugly Truth) • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
¡Esto es el colmo! (The Last Straw) • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Fantasmas (Dreams) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Judy Moody va a la universidad (Judy Moody Goes To College) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Guerra Revolucionaria en miércoles (Revolutionary War On Wednesday) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Osos polares después de la medianoche (Polar Bears Past Bedtime) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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