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Mrs. Varda from Beloit WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ignite Passion for Reading Spanish - Free Voluntary Reading Library

Help me give my students books in Spanish to ignite a passion for reading and for learning the language.

  • $525 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are on their language learning journey to become users of Spanish. Many of them are just starting to learn Spanish (8th grade) and some of them are in the capstone course of high school (Advanced Placement - Spanish Language and Culture). My goal for my students is that they will leave Spanish class with the ability to communicate in Spanish in all modalities (reading, listening, writing, and speaking). In order to do this, they need a lot of input - i.e. books and other things to read in Spanish.

I want to get my students excited about reading in Spanish by providing them with books in Spanish that are accessible to their current level of understanding while being high interest and culturally relevant.

My Project

The books I want for my students are written at the proficiency level of the students, which makes them comprehensible to students because they use a limited number of unique words. I am excited for my students to have books like Sueños de La Isla, a story about two brothers and their love for baseball written in two different tenses.

Students will choose which books to read and having a wide variety allows them to pick a book that matches their passions and reading level.

Reading will help them achieve higher Spanish proficiency by giving them lots of comprehensible input.

Mrs. Varda
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Piratas -del Caribe y el mapa Secreto • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Memorias del águila y el jaguar: La ciudad de las bestias, El reino del Dragon de Oro, y El Bosque de los Pigmeos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Eramos mentirosos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Relato de un náufrago (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Ficciones (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
La piñata de Renata (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
EL ratón Pablito (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
El Silbón de Venezuela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
La familia de Federico Rico (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Peter va a Colombia (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
María María: un cuento de un huracán (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Un condor en Madrid (A Condor In Madrid) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Papacito (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Sueños de La Isla: Present Tense Version (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
La abeja de más • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Sueños de La Isla: Past Tense Version (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75
Don Quijote de la Mancha (Edición adaptada y anotada) • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
Spanish Novels: Fútbol en Madrid (Spanish Novels for Beginners - A1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
De Carta en Carta • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
La lucha de la vida (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
El Último Viaje: A Comprehensible Input Novella (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
El Entierro (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
El Cóndor de los Andes (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
El Principito (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.12 1 $7.12
La vida loca de Marta (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Cinco pesos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
La isla más peligrosa (Lo m?s peligroso) (Volume 1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
El viaje dificil (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Isabela captura un congo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Carl no quiere ir a Mexico (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
El Brazalete Mágico (Volume 1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Las aventuras de Isabela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Los tres amigos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
La chica nueva (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Debido a la tormenta (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Juliana (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
El Jersey (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
20 Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Feliz Cumpleaños: "El Partido" (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
La clase de confesiones: Carlos hace el peor error de su vida (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
La Bella Mentira: La clase de confesiones 2 (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
Las Apariencias Engañan: Todos tenemos secretos (Volume 1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
Cómo salir de la zona de amigos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
El Escape: Casi me mata el celular (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
El Armario (Las apariencias engañan) (Volume 1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
La princesa era traviesa (The Naughty Princess) • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Rival • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
La Novia Perfecta (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Los Sobrevivientes (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Pancho y las momias (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00

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