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Mrs. Matthews from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading En Español

Help me give my students the ability to read for pleasure in their native language! They also need to read books in different genres that interest them.

  • $683 goal

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My Students

My students come from many different countries across the globe. They speak multiple languages and have unique traditions and practices that I love to learn about from them first hand. Their experiences are both incredible and harrowing, and yet we all come together in the same classroom to find comfort, education, a positive environment, and unique experiences.

What makes these students so special is that they all have something to teach each other, and they always have something to teach me.

Each year, I learn a great deal about my students and about the experiences they've had and the places they've been. In a world where new technology and traditional education is always at our fingertips, it's meaningful for me as a teacher to expose my students to special opportunities, unique trips, and a comfortable setting where learning is evident and expected, and students will remain engaged so that we can try new things and always remain successful!

My Project

This year I have many students who only speak Spanish or Portuguese and as we enhance our English language skills they will also be learning the English language for the first time. Much of our work all year will be in English to immerse them in the language with the help of multiple teachers in our classroom working together. However, for our Accountable Independent Reading time, they should read in their native language to build background knowledge, fluency, vocabulary, and enjoyment while reading. For that reason, my classroom library needs more books for fluent Spanish speakers! This project requests many popular and famous books in Spanish.

I learned today that many of my students prefer to read manga, anime, and graphic novels, so this project also allows me to add books from those genres to meet their needs and engage their interests.

By adding more pleasing books both in different languages and in students' interest areas, we are promoting a love for reading which in turn allows the students to gain more knowledge and skills and become better readers! The manga, anime, and graphic novels have been specifically requested by students, and the books about video games and gamers were also added to the list based on students' hobbies. All of the books in this project will increase student learning outcomes, promote a love for reading and learning, develop stronger fluency and language skills, increase vocabulary and background knowledge, and increase student success!

Mrs. Matthews
Grades 9-12
  • HPHS Nursing Academy
  • Hartford, CT
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
El Ladron Del Rayo (The Lightning Thief) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.61 2 $35.22
Diario de Greg (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.34 2 $26.68
100 Pack Thank You Note Cards Bulk Set Box - Blank - Gold Foil -100 White Paper Envelopes 4 x 6 Inches - Personal and Business use - Bridal and Baby showers • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father • Amazon Business $12.42 2 $24.84
La lección de August: Wonder (Spanish-language Edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.65 2 $23.30
Divergente (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
¡Gool!: El sueno se inicia... (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Una arruga en el tiempo / A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
El Color de mis Palabras (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Los Juegos del Hambre (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish • Amazon Business $6.76 2 $13.52
Thank You Cards - 36-Count Thank You Notes, Kraft Paper Bulk Thank You Cards Set - Blank on The Inside, Handwritten Style, Includes Thank You Cards and Envelopes, 4 x 6 inches • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Armada: A novel by the author of Ready Player One • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Strongest Gamer: Let's Play in Another World • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Naruto: 3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 1 (Uzumaki Naruto / The Worst Client / Dreams) • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Fairy Tail 1 • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Heart of a Champion • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Como pez en el árbol / Fish in a Tree (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
This One Summer • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Bleach (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1: Includes vols. 1, 2 & 3 • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
El hacha (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Boruto, Vol. 4: Naruto Next Generations (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Turning Up the Heat (Dish, No. 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
A Silent Voice 1 • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Percy Jackson 01. Ladron del rayo (Percy Jackson y los dioses del olimpo) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Boruto, Vol. 2: Naruto Next Generations • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Graveyard Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Boruto, Vol. 1: Naruto Next Generations • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
GOAL!: The Dream Begins • Amazon Business $4.17 2 $8.34
A Silent Voice 2 • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Boruto, Vol. 3: Naruto Next Generations (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
A Problem With Donuts • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Guy in Real Life • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Telaraña de Carlota: Charlotte's Web (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
De como tia Lola vino (de visita) a quedarse (The Tia Lola Stories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
El Leon, la Bruja y el Ropero (Cronicas de Narnia) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Tangerine Spanish Edition (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92

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