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Mrs. Russell from Chattanooga TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Falling in Love with Reading -- Enamorarse De La Lectura

My students need bilingual and Spanish texts to support and encourage reading and have the opportunity to comprehend grade level texts!

  • $357 goal

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My Students

I teach English as a second language. My students attend an urban Title I middle school in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. All of my students come from other countries in hopes for better education and greater opportunities for their futures. Because of the low income setting, almost every student lacks the basic literacy skills necessary for them to become professionally and personally successful.

On top of that, my students face the struggle of having a language barrier.

Almost all of my students are from Guatemala. Most of my students arrive in the United States speaking Spanish, but several of my students speak one of the many Mayan dialects spoken in Central America.

Coming into a new country, learning the new language, adapting to the unfamiliar culture, plus being expected to learn the academics can be very overwhelming for this population of students.

My students find comfort in being able to read the few bilingual books I have in our classroom library. I want to teach them English while encouraging reading comprehension and the love of reading.

My Project

I have about three or four bilingual texts in my classroom library that my students run to when we have independent reading time. I want to encourage and support their love of reading while also teaching them English and reading comprehension strategies. By having bilingual and Spanish texts in our classroom, I can support reading comprehension in their native language while also teaching them English.

I see how frustrated and discouraged my students get when they have long English texts placed in front of them and are expected to read and understand.

I want to take away this frustration and discouragement and replace that with love and enthusiasm!

Mrs. Russell
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 33 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiction Favorites (12 Books) Spanish • AKJ Education $96.41 1 $96.41
Favorites Grades 2-3 (9 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $74.73 1 $74.73
Beloved Authors (5 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $27.65 1 $27.65
Red Hot Salsa Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing up Latino in the United States • AKJ Education $16.79 1 $16.79
Maximilian & The Mystery of the Guardian Angel A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
How Pine Trees Grow/Como crecen los pinos • AKJ Education $5.95 1 $5.95
Extreme Readers - Bilingual (2 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Listen to the Desert/Oye al Desierto (Spanish) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Un día con viento (A Windy Day) • AKJ Education $2.00 1 $2.00
Un día lluvioso (A Rainy Day) • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Historia de la escuela/ History of School (Spanish) • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Un día nevado (A Snowy Day) • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Todas Las Cosas Radiantes y Bellas • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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