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Mrs. Thorne from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Reading in Spanish!

My students need Spanish books for our class library. I would love to be able to use "Sarah, Sencilla y Alta" and "Quien Fue Harriet Tubman" during our close reading lessons.

  • $564 goal

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My Students

We are located in the District of Columbia. We are a Title 1 school, serving a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic student population. Students at my school feel valued by the work we do around identity, respect, and tolerance of all people. My students are part of our dual-language program where they receive instruction in English and in Spanish. In my class, in particular, students are learning math and literacy concepts in Spanish! However, it is challenging trying to encourage students to build their Spanish literacy skills because there is a very limited amount of Spanish book titles in my classroom and school building.

Despite our challenges, our motto is "Good better best, never let it rest, until our good gets better and our better gets best!"

My Project

As mentioned previously, the students that I serve receive daily literacy instruction in English and in Spanish and need more access to Spanish book titles in our class library. Currently, in order for students to have access to Spanish book titles during my close reading lessons, I have to make multiple copies of one book or have two or more students share a book during class.

Although students enjoy exploring literacy concepts in Spanish, I have a very limited amount of Spanish book titles for students to explore during whole class instruction and during independent reading time.

Having Spanish book titles available for my students will encourage them to continue to build their Spanish literacy skills in and outside of my classroom.

Mrs. Thorne
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sarah, sencilla y alta (Sarah, Plain And Tall) • AKJ Education $10.21 8 $81.68
¿Quién fue Harriet Tubman? • AKJ Education $7.29 8 $58.32
MALALA/ IQBAL • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
¡Azúcar! (Sugar!) • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Conoce a Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Hablemos Del Racismo • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Cuando Jessie cruzó el océano (When Jessie Came Across The Sea) • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Helen Keller • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Nelson Mandela: Marcando el camino (Nelson Mandela: Leading The Way) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Detrás de lienzo: La vida de un artista (Behind The Canvas: An Artist's Life) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
En el juego: La vida de un atleta (In The Game: An Athlete's Life) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Ingeniería: Hazañas y fracasos (Engineering: Feats And Failures) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Despereaux (The Tale Of Despereaux) (SPANISH) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Roberto Clemente • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¡Zoom! Cómo funcionan los carros (Zoom! How Cars Move) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
La escuela alrededor del mundo (School Around The World) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Culturas de todo el mundo (Cultures Around the World) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Estadounidenses asombrosos: Rosa Parks (Amazing Americans: Rosa Parks) (Spanish Version) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Entre las guerras (Between the Wars) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inmigración (Immigration) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Esclavitud en Estados Unidos (Slavery in America) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
La busqueda de la velocidad: Los vehiculos / The Quest for Speed: Vehicles Forces and Motion • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Vida en las colonias (Life in the Colonies) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Amelia Earhart • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Historias de inmigración (Immigration Stories) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Wilma Rudolph • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Los indígenas americanos en el siglo XIX (American Indians in the 1800s) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Llegar a Estados Unidos (Coming To America) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Martin Luther King Jr. (Spanish version) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
César Chávez • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
George Washington Carver • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Jackie Robinson • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Las familias a lo largo del tiempo (Families Through Time) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Próxima parada: México (Next Stop: Mexico) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
El sistema solar (The Solar System) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Próxima parada: El Caribe (Next Stop: The Caribbean) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Judy Moody va a la universidad (Judy Moody Goes To College) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Diario de un Zombie de Minecraft • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Guerra Civil en domingo (Civil War On Sunday) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Una tarde en el Amazonas (Afternoon On The Amazon) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Niños alrededor del mundo (Kids Around The World) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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