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Ms. Davis from Cassatt SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning New Language Through My Own

My students need bilingual books that revolve around stories and people who represent their culture and home countries. They love being able to see their first language in the books they read.

  • $236 goal

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My Students

I am teaching an awesome group of ELL (English Language Learners) students in a rural school full of heart and energy! I am blessed to teach a group of students who come from various cultural backgrounds. Some of our favorite times together are for read alouds! They get excited to see what book we will read next! I love having a variety of books for them to choose from!

"Every student can learn to love reading, but to love it they must see themselves in the literature." I want to provide my students with books that tell the stories of their unique cultural backgrounds!

I want them to read about people who are just like them, seeing characters overcome the obstacles they face each day. I also want them to see their own language in the books they read. This is why bilingual books are so important to them.

My Project

These amazing books are written by Latino authors who inspire Latino children to read more and learn a new language through stories that have characters and stories that represent their first language and cultures. Using a student's first language helps them learn their new language faster. By giving them high interest books, they will want to read even more. Reading is such a key component to learning a new language.

My students will be able to see their own cultures and languages come to life through these amazing stories.

They will help motivate them to keep reading and learn more English!

Ms. Davis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Dalia's Wondrous Hair / El cabello maravilloso de Dalia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitivo (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $12.07 1 $12.07
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Niño Wrestles the World (Golden Kite Honors) • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
What Can You Do With a Rebozo?/¿Qué puedes hacer con un rebozo? (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
La Catrina: Emotions - Emociones (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Los Gatos Black on Halloween • Amazon Business $4.27 1 $4.27

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