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Ms. Rios from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Native Language Support for English Learners

Help me give my students native language to reinforce English Language acquisition and proficiency.

  • $649 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school population is predominantly Hispanic. The student majority come from Spanish-speaking homes. We also have some students who speak other languages, such as Russian, Ukrainian, Tagalog, etc. Some of these languages are difficult to support. Accessing native language support is generally a financial challenge. Budget constraints and limited funding prevents us from supporting students in their native language, specially in languages other than Spanish.

In the last two years, our English Learners have made great strides in achieving their academic goals as well as acquiring English language proficiency.

Yet, there is much work to be done. Students deserve quality education and resources that support growth and achievement. Proficiency in another language should not be an impediment for a student's ability to succeed; instead, it should be a solid foundation to provide opportunities to achieve proficiency in their native language as well as English.

My Project

The requested resources will allow students to be more proficient in their native language, which will provide a solid foundation that supports second language acquisition and development. It is expected that this support will also promote and facilitate proficiency in the English language as well.

Reading selections in students' native language expands their knowledge on a variety of topics and supports the content and skills in each of their grade levels.

Students from Pre-K to 8th grade will benefit from a variety of reading selections that support and strengthen academic achievement as well as language acquisition. Newcomer students are in great need of these resources and supports.

Ms. Rios
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Are You My Mother?/¿Eres tú mi mamá? (The Cat in the Hat Beginner Books / Yo Puedo Leerlo Solo) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.83 4 $55.32
El Pez Arco Iris / The Rainbow Fish Bilingual Paperback Edition • Amazon Business $9.95 5 $49.75
¡Todos a Celebrar! A Hispanic Customs & Traditions Alphabet Book (Bilingual English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Donde viven los monstruos • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
I Am Rene, the Boy (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.78 3 $38.34
Rene Has Two Last Names / Rene tiene dos apellidos (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.78 3 $38.34
La llama llama rojo pijama (Spanish language edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.81 4 $35.24
Dragones y Tacos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.45 4 $33.80
Counting With -Contando Con Frida (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.11 3 $27.33
Around the World in Eighty Days - La Vuelta al Mundo en Ochenta Dias. A Spanish to English Bilingual Book With Spanish to English Dictionary: Learn ... Parallel Text Books (Spanish-English) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
The Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs, Stories and Fingerplays: Over 450 Spanish/English Selections (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Tortillitas para Mamá and Other Nursery Rhymes (Bilingual Edition in Spanish and English) • Amazon Business $5.59 4 $22.36
Pintura de raton/Mouse Paint Bilingual Boardbook (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
11 Bilingual Fairy Tales in Spanish and English: Improve your Spanish or English reading and listening comprehension skills (Bilingual Fairy Tales Spanish English) (Volume 1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
My Name Is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela (Rise and Shine) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
My First Bilingual Little Readers: Level A: 25 Reproducible Mini-Books in English and Spanish That Give Kids a Great Start in Reading (Teaching Resources) • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Wonder: La historia de Julián / The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Luciana (American Girl: Girl of the Year Book 1) (Spanish Edition) (American Girl: Girl of the Year 2018) • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
Disney/Pixar Coco: Movie Storybook / Libro basado en la película (English-Spanish) (Disney Bilingual) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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