My students need 30 copies of "Like water for Chocolate" in Spanish to continue enhancing their Spanish literacy skills.
This project expired on February 27, 2011.
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I am teaching Spanish for Native Speakers II at East Palo Alto, a city surrounded by guns and drugs where literacy is not a priority for teens. The only reading that they do, it's in the classes.
My students are from a place that used to be called the murder capital of USA.
Things are a bit better these days, still this is a very poor community where kids choose every day to come to school, go to work, join a gang, drop-out or get pregnant. There are only a few who are actually thinking about finishing high school and going attending college.
I am teaching Spanish as well as cooking. These books will help students understand the importance of cooking in literature and how food has been used as a medium to connects people through tick and thin regardless of race and culture. Also, these books will expose students to magic realism.
I remember when I was a little girl in a third world country, reading used Reader Digest with gusto every month.
I wanted to discover more and more about the world. I hope that my students develop, cultivate and maintain a passion for reading.
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