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

Reading in Spanish Should Be Fun!

Help me give my students a rich library of Spanish books designed especially for Spanish language learners to accelerate their proficiency and support their love of reading (in Spanish!).

  • $322 goal

This project expired on March 13, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a selective enrollment high school wherein about 60% of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch and 100% of the students are exceptionally talented and motivated to learn. The student body is diverse and they come from all over Chicago to get to our school. Once they're here, they ask great questions, eagerly absorb new information about their world, and rise to rigorous challenges every day.

And that's one of my favorite aspects of teaching at my school: my students are goal-driven and *ask* for challenges so they can meet their goals.

Students have told me that they take Spanish class to be able to speak with their family members, neighbors, or friends in Spanish. They dream of traveling the world and our city so they can use the language to connect to different communities. They're eager to acquire more language and apply that language in meaningful contexts.

I hope to use this platform to support my students as they learn Spanish in and out of my classroom.

My Project

These books will be an integral part of our classroom library, serving 5 classes and roughly 160 students in all, but hundreds more thereafter for years to come. My students will use our classroom library on a weekly basis and will chose their own book to read based purely on personal interest. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind: thinking of both their current levels of Spanish reading proficiency and also their diverse personal interests as young people. Through regular reading time in the classroom, student will begin to feel the joy of understanding Spanish through accessible narrative text. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading and stronger in Spanish.

As scholar and language teacher, Christine Nuttall, says, “The best way to improve your knowledge of a foreign language is to go and live among its speakers - the next best way is read extensively in it.”

Ultimately, the books will enhance my students' reading habits, language learning experience, and feelings of success in Spanish.

Mrs. Ramovic
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 160 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Superburguesas - 2nd edition: An Easy to Read Novel for Learners of Spanish (Polyglot Language Learning Series) (Volume 1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 4 $28.00
El viaje dificil (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
La chica nueva (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
Fiesta fatal • Amazon Business $6.50 4 $26.00
La perezosa impaciente (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 4 $26.00
El capibara con botas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 4 $26.00
Tumba (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 4 $26.00
Los tres amigos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 3 $20.85
Pancho y las momias (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.00 3 $18.00
La clase de confesiones: Carlos hace el peor error de su vida (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.75 2 $13.50

Materials cost

$239.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$273.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.27

Total project goal

$321.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.82

2 Donors

-$292.00

Donations toward project cost

-$248.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.80

match offer

-$29.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$25.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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