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Ms. Mendez from River Grove IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leer Means Read

Help me give my students culturally responsive text to read in their native language! My students would love to read Authentic Spanish books during our study hall period!

  • $375 goal

This project expired on August 25, 2019.

This project expired on August 25, 2019.

My Students

My students live in a high poverty/low income suburban neighborhood. Many come from single parent homes or are in the care of guardians. The students I work with are sixth graders, majority Latinos.

My students have the strive to learn and the self motivation to try to succeed in everything they do.

They love working on tasks and activities that build their confidence and make them feel empowering and brilliant! When they work collaboratively they foster a positive environment for cooperative learning. Help us by contributing to empower young minds!

My Project

My bilinguals students need a stronger set of reading skills in Spanish to help them become better readers in English! I hope that by providing them with text in Spanish they will read more often and learned to decode and read more fluently in their native language!

Having a bilingual library would cause my students to want my to read more often.

They are curious and interested in learning how to read in the language they speak so well in. I can not let them down! Help me bring books in Spanish into our classroom that promote a love for reading and that tie in culture into the classroom.

Ms. Mendez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Authentic Spanish Language Collection- Grade 5 (20 Books) • AKJ Education $193.32 1 $193.32
Soñadores (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Sonrie! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
La luz de Lucía (Lucy's Light) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
La sombrerería mágica (The Magic Hat Shop) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Señor Sí (Mister Yes) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
Dragones y Tacos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
De como tia Lola vino (de visita) a quedarse (The Tia Lola Stories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dinosaurios al atardecer (Casa del arbol) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Me llamo María Isabel • Amazon Business $4.77 1 $4.77
Qué cosas dice mi abuela (The Things My Grandmother Says): (Spanish language edition of The Things My Grandmother Says) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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