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Ms. Livingstone from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Get on the Reading Train! Spanish Books

Help me give my students a collection of easy-to-read Spanish books on engaging topics like snakes, soccer and ghosts.

  • $423 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Middle school can be tough. Socially, emotionally, and academically, there can be lots of challenges for students in the early teen years. My students are learning English and adapting to a new culture while navigating these difficult years, and this creates an extra layer of challenge.

My English language learner students are resilient, resourceful, and caring young teens.

These students have been through a great deal beyond their control in their short lives, but they use multiple talents and strengths to overcome current obstacles. We share hands-on experiences as a springboard for launching into a new language. Investigating STEM topics, history and the arts in our language arts classroom allows my older new readers to develop key reading and writing skills with age-appropriate materials.

My Project

I am requesting a collection of books for students who are reading at a beginning level in Spanish. These books will allow students to begin reading for an extended period of time as they set out on the journey towards becoming avid readers.

These books were chosen by one of my students who is particularly interested in reading about dangerous animals such as sharks and reptiles.

He also selected Spanish editions of a few graphic novels which have been very popular in our classroom this year. He is looking forward to joining his classmates in reading both Ghosts and Smile by Raina Telgemeier.

Ms. Livingstone
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Serpientes de cerca (Snakes Up Close) • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Casas fantasmales/Ghost Houses • AKJ Education $19.76 1 $19.76
¿Leopardo o jaguar? (Leopard or Jaguar?) • AKJ Education $16.50 1 $16.50
Fantasmas • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Juan and the Chupacabras / Juan y El Chupacabras • AKJ Education $13.99 1 $13.99
¡Sonríe! (Smile!) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Three Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Are They Real?: Chupacabra • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
El Chupacabras • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hermanas/Sisters • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Futbol en el parque (Soccer in the Park) • AKJ Education $5.84 2 $11.68
¡Cuenta conmigo! El torneo de fútbol (Count Me In! Soccer Tournament) • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Flowers: Bridging School to Home • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
El ciclo de vida del tiburón (The Life Cycle Of A Shark) • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
Futbol / Soccer • AKJ Education $4.96 2 $9.92
¡Locos por insectos y arañas! (Going Buggy) • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Serpientes (Snakes) • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Reptiles y anfibios reptantes (Slithering Reptiles And Amphibians) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
National Geographic Readers: Las Serpientes (Snakes) • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Los Tiburones (Sharks) • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Los Pingüinos (Penguins) • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Big Cats, Little Cats/Felinos Grandes y Pequenos • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Las casas de los insectos / Bug Homes • AKJ Education $3.49 2 $6.98
Las partes de los insectos / Bug Parts • AKJ Education $3.49 2 $6.98
¿Sabes algo sobre reptiles? (Do You Know About Reptiles?) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Dragones y Tacos • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Crecimiento y cambio (Growth and Change) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
El ciclo de vida del pingüino emperador (The Life Cycle Of An Emperor Penguin) • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07

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