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Literacy Development By Reading For Fun - In Spanish

My students need 25 popular English titles, translated to Spanish, including the "Harry Potter" series, "Hatchet", "Little Women" and "The Outsiders".

I am an English as a Second Language teacher, teaching 6th-8th grade students. Our Middle school, has a growing Hispanic population of wide ranging literacy and English skills.

My students' literacy skills often atrophy while they are learning English. In order to learn to read and analyze, they need to keep reading grade level material, but they often can not because they can't read that level material in English. Instead they are stuck with books that are more appropriate for 1st graders, which not only does not engage their imagination but also embarrasses them in front of their classmates when they bring such a book for Silent Reading Time. I have exactly two Spanish language novels in my classroom library, including a Harry Potter book. Both are now almost falling apart from having been read so often!

Research shows that, the better their general reading skills are, the better their English reading skills will be. In order to assist those students who have the lowest general literacy skills (my Hispanic students), I need to increase the number of Spanish language novels in my classroom library. Not only will students have the opportunity to read a fun, appropriate book that is exactly what their peers are reading but it will improve their ability to participate in the wider school community. Our school has a system for reading books and taking quizzes on them, but many of my students have difficulty reading the books that they can choose from. Having a Spanish version available will allow them to read and understand the books they need to read for the quizzes. Finally, it will allow students to participate in literature groups with their peers as they can read the same book in their native language as well as in English.

By investing in this project you will make it possible for my students to become more active and interested in school and reading. You will allow them to participate more fully in the larger school community and keep their imaginations alive and growing while they develop their English language skills.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
La casa en Mango Street (The House on Mango Street) Sandra Cisneros, Elena Poniatowska (Translator), Liliana Valenzuela (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $9.85 1 $9.85
El Dador (The Giver) Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $10.35 1 $10.35
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing up Latino in the United States Lori M. Carlson (Editor), Oscar Hijuelos (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
El le n, la bruja y el ropero (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) C. S. Lewis, Teresa Mlawer, Pauline Baynes, Margarita Valdes E., Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Rebeldes (The Outsiders) S. E. Hinton, Miguel Martinez-Lage (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Mujercitas (Little Women) Louisa May Alcott • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
La casa en Mango Street (The House on Mango Street) Sandra Cisneros, Read by Liliana Valenzuela • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
Cronicas de Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia) C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) (Harry Potter #1), Vol. 1 J. K. Rowling, Alicia Dellepiane • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Stargirl (Spanish-language Edition) Jerry Spinelli, Maria Lara, Sandra Diaz-Aguado, Tino (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Eragon (Inheritance Cycle #1) Christopher Paolini • Barnes and Noble $18.85 1 $18.85
Harry Potter y las reliquias de la muerte (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) J. K. Rowling, J. .K. Rowling • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
Harry Potter y la c mara secreta (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) (Harry Potter #2) J. K. Rowling • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Harry Potter y el misterio del pr ncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Vol. 6 J. K. Rowling, Gemma Rovira Ortega (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) (Harry Potter #3), Vol. 3 J. K. Rowling, Nieves Martin Azofra, Adolfo Munoz Garcia, Adolfo Munoz Garcia (Illustrator), Adolfo Munoz Garcia (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $10.80 1 $10.80
Harry Potter y la Orden del F nix (Harry Potter #5) J. K. Rowling, Gemma Rovira Ortega (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
La ciudad de las bestias (City of the Beasts) Isabel Allende • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Harry Potter y el c liz de fuego (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) (Harry Potter #4) J. K. Rowling • Barnes and Noble $14.85 1 $14.85
Antes de ser libres (Before We Were Free) Julia Alvarez, Liliana Valenzuela (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
El hacha (Hatchet) Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $9.45 1 $9.45
Despereaux (The Tale of Despereaux) Kate DiCamillo • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Shiloh Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Tania Janco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.65 1 $7.65
El estanque del mirlo (The Witch of Blackbird Pond) Elizabeth George Speare, Nicholas Angelo (Illustrator), Ana Cristina Millet • Barnes and Noble $9.45 1 $9.45
Misty of Chincoteague (Spanish Version) Marguerite Henry • Barnes and Noble $8.55 1 $8.55

Materials cost

$269.14

Vendor shipping charges

$26.91

State sales tax

$11.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$331.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.66

Total project goal

$403.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$403.66

6 Donors

-$403.66

Donations toward project cost

-$331.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.66

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 20 students.

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