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Ms. Zavala from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ESL Workbooks and Flash Cards for Non-English Speakers

My students need ESL workbooks, readers, and flash cards to help them read and write in English.

  • $338 goal

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My Students

My students are predominantly Latino. Their first language at home is Spanish; most of the students in my class are transitioning out of bilingual education. I also have two students who arrived from foreign countries during the middle of the school year and they do not read, write, or speak English. My students continue to use Spanish to communicate with their peers, but instruction is mostly in English for all students. I translate all lessons and materials for my Spanish speaking student during class. My sixth graders also come from low-income families, but their spirits and hearts are so rich and plentiful. They are sweet and always want to learn more and more each day. My students are very hardworking students.

My Project

My students are willing to learn to read and write in English because they know that they are capable of learning a new language. My students practice daily because they also want to communicate with their peers, and they know that they will eventually receive the content in English only. As of now, I translate all lessons in class and I also translate all materials in advance so that my students receive the same instruction in their native language. Aside from translating, I also provide daily ESL instruction to my non-English students so that they can begin their journey of learning English. At the moment I supply the students with small booklets I print out so that they can connect the pictures with the words. It would be wonderful to have workbooks and flash cards so that the students can have more additional practice in school and at home. The workbooks would be consumable so that students can keep their work and see their progress. The flash cards would be reusable for future students who may need them. Thank you in advance for any donations made to our project.

Ms. Zavala
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Word by Word Readers: Level 3: Book 5 + Book 6 (Word by Word Collections) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Word by Word Readers: Level 2 Collection: Book 3 + Book 4 (Word by Word Collections) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Word by Word Readers: Level 1 Collection: Book 1 + Book 2 (Word by Word Collections) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Lauri Pocket Chart Cards - Sight Words • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
My First Bilingual Little Readers: Level A: 25 Reproducible Mini-Books in English and Spanish That Give Kids a Great Start in Reading (Teaching Resources) • Amazon Business $10.31 2 $20.62
Ingenio Spellable Bilingual Spelling Game • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
1000 Instant Words: The Most Common Words for Teaching Reading, Writing and Spelling • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
100 Write-and-Learn Sight Word Practice Pages: Engaging Reproducible Activity Pages That Help Kids Recognize, Write, and Really LEARN the Top 100 High-Frequency Words That are Key to Reading Success • Amazon Business $8.72 2 $17.44
Kindergarten Success with Sight Words: Activities, Exercises, and Tips to Help Catch Up, Keep Up, and Get Ahead (Sylvan Language Arts Workbooks) • Amazon Business $8.68 2 $17.36
Carson-Dellosa 3924 Everyday Words in Spanish: Photographic Flash Cards: Palabras de todos los días: fotográfico • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
Phonics for Kindergarten, Grade K (Home Workbook) • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
Animals of All Kinds Flash Cards - Bilingual (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $2.99 2 $5.98
Basic Sight Words Flash Cards - Bilingual (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $2.99 2 $5.98

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