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Ms. Rall from Norfolk VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Explore Spanish Language through Reading!

Help me give my students a classroom library to allow them to immerse themselves in Spanish reading.

  • $600 goal

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My Students

I teach Spanish Level III to 9th-12th grade general education and 10th grade Pre-International Baccalaureate students. My students all have different skill sets when it comes to learning language, and they learn in a variety of different ways. All of them are eager to learn, especially when they can make a connection between their own lives and the material we read or watch in videos.

These students teach me new things every day, and I am always surprised by the life experiences some of them have shared.

With everything that they go through in their daily lives, they continue to have a hunger for more knowledge and are excited about reading, speaking, listening and writing in another language.

My Project

Reading is such an important skill to master when it comes to studying Spanish. Unfortunately, reading comprehension is one area where many of my students struggle. I have concluded that this is due to being forced to read a passage that accompanies a textbook and is not very interesting to the students. I have been printing reading selections from online sources that are more engaging, but this also becomes difficult due to the limited number of copies teachers are allotted each month.

A classroom library would be such a great solution to this problem.

Students will be able to choose from a variety of books that range in skill level to independently explore the Spanish language in a comfortable area of the classroom. In addition, students will be able to make connections to the grammar skills and vocabulary through reading the books in the classroom library. The books, bookshelf, bean bag chairs and the rug that I have selected will be an inviting area that will get the students excited about reading in Spanish.

Ms. Rall
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Royal Blue 3' • Amazon Business $60.00 2 $120.00
Kraft Notebook - 48-Pack Unlined Blank Books, Unruled Plain Travel Journals for Students, School, Children's Writing Books, Class Projects, Brown, 4.1 x 4.2 Inches, 24 Sheets Each • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Sauder 415541 Beginnings 3-Shelf Bookcase, Soft White Finish • Amazon Business $36.58 1 $36.58
Adgo Kids Collection Anti Bacterial Rubber Backed Non Slip Multi Colors Kids Children's Educational Spanish English Living Dining Bedroom Area Rug (3'3" x 4'7", Study) • Amazon Business $29.90 1 $29.90
ARTEZA #2 HB Wood Cased Graphite Pencils, Pack of 180, Bulk, Pre-Sharpened with Latex Free Erasers, Bulk pack, Smooth write for Exams, School, Office, Drawing and Sketching • Amazon Business $27.98 1 $27.98
James y el melocotón gigante / James and the Giant Peach: COLECCIoN DAHL (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.56 2 $19.12
¡Todos a Celebrar! A Hispanic Customs & Traditions Alphabet Book (Bilingual English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Harry Potter y la camara secreta (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Dichos y Refranes (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Ecuador (Spanish Edition) • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Celebra el Halloween y el Día de Muertos con Cristina y su conejito azul (Spanish Edition) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Don Quijote de la Mancha (Edición adaptada y anotada) (Spanish Edition) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Había una vez una nube (There Once was a Cloud) • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
I Remember Abuelito: A Day of the Dead Story / Yo Recuerdo a Abuelito: Un Cuento del Día de los Muertos (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Kiki Koki: La Leyenda Encantada del Coqui (Kiki Koki: The Enchanted Legend Of The Coqui) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
La casa del árbol # 9 Delfines al amanecer / Dolphins at Daybreak (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
La casa del árbol # 10 Atardecer en el pueblo fantasma /Ghost Town at Sundown (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dinosaurios al atardecer (Casa del arbol) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
La casa del árbol # 3 Una momia al amanecer (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
La casa del árbol # 5 La noche de Los ninjas (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
La casa del árbol # 2 El Caballero del Alba (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
La casa del árbol # 7 Un tigre dientes de sable en el ocaso (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
La casa del árbol # 6 Una tarde en el Amazonas (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
La casa del árbol # 8 Medianoche en la Luna (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Dinosaurios (Dinosaurs) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
¿Eres Mi Mama? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
La casa del árbol # 4 Piratas después del mediodía (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Me llamo María Isabel (My Name Is Maria Isabel) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El ratoncito Pérez (Troquelados clásicos series) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
La mejor mascota (The Best Pet Yet) • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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