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Ms. Castillo from Atlanta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers and Leaders, That's What We Are!

Help me give my students a class set of Spanish novels and clipboards to improve their comprehension.

  • $301 goal

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My Students

My students are a group of high-performing learners who have been identified as gifted and talented students. While all of the other students at the school are getting a double dose of math and reading classes, my students have the opportunity to earn high school credit by taking my Spanish class. They are intelligent, investigative and eager to explore.

Spanish class opens the door to a world outside of their blighted communities.

As members of underserved communities, they face obstacles daily that many never encounter. However, they are strong and persevere and continuously seek knowledge as a way to help them escape the cycle of poverty.

My Project

Reading is a surefire way to increase content knowledge and comprehension. According to leading Second Language Acquisition experts, reading the the target language not only increases students' vocabulary and grammar but provides them an additional mode of input.

Reading a novel in the target language will allow my students to transfer their previously acquired reading comprehension skills to a new language.

They are so eager to take in the target language from all directions and have been practicing reading short passages and articles. With a class set of novels we can dive deep into a text and use the clipboards to work in literary circles. The students will be able to acquire new vocabulary and learn grammar in context as is suggested by top SLA researchers.

Ms. Castillo
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
La clase de confesiones: Carlos hace el peor error de su vida (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 25 $175.00
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO Friendly Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95

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