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Mr. Portilla from Fort Worth TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nurturing a Love for Literacy!

Help me give my students access to a variety of literature for their academic and personal enjoyment.

  • $171 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in Fort Worth, TX, and my students come from diverse backgrounds, as I am teaching a two way bilingual class. My students come from low-income backgrounds, and they recognize the impact of being bilingual in today's society. They are eager to learn from one another. We work together as a team, and make sure that all of our peers feel included and comfortable in our classroom.

My students are hard-working, fun-loving, and goal-driven, and they love discussing how they would change the world.

They have big plans for their futures, which is nice to see and I hope to help them on their paths to success. It has been a privilege to work with them for the past couple of months, and I want to continue working with them to set goals for themselves.

My Project

I am looking to strengthen my classroom library for my young scholars. As they continue through this school year, I want to foster a love for reading so that they may realize the importance of literacy. The selection includes fiction and non-fiction texts to expose students to different type of books and cover different genres within those two categories.

With your help, my students will have access to appropriately challenging literature that will help them on the road to success and allow them to explore interests through books.

Currently students primarily take out books from the school library but having access to books within the classroom will make reading much more accessible to all of us to constantly reference.

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Mr. Portilla
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oh, the Places You'll Go! • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Giving Tree • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ramona the Pest (Ramona the Pest) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Mouse and the Mortocycle • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Dance Your Pants Off! • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Bug Out! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Ivy and Bean Book 1 Book 1 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Mummies • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Stories Julian Tells • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Love You Forever • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.18 1 $4.18
Fox on the Job • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Horrible Harry and the Dragon War • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Red, White, and Blue • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Danny and the Dinosaur: 50th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49
Ponies • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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