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Mrs. Lara from Fresno CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading to Become a Truly Bilingual Student!

My students need dictionaries and Spanish language books to create truly bilingual students. It is the first year our school is offering this Spanish class and materials are limited.

  • $742 goal

This project expired on March 25, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

College bound students that need a challenge! These are my students. They are middle school students with the potential to earn high school credit for successfully passing Spanish for Native Speakers, the only thing lacking are materials to truly engage them and challenge them.

The students in this Spanish class are native speakers who may think they know how to speak Spanish, but may find they lack knowledge of reading and writing the language.

The students come from a very impoverished area and elective classes in the area are limited. All students were hand selected to be in this class because they are highly motivated students with potential to earn high school credits at the middle school level.

My Project

Many of the stories in our textbook can be supplemented to further our units with the materials requested. The supplemental dictionaries, books, DVDS, and posters can also aid the students on their mission to become truly bilingual students in both their native language and the English language.

My students face many challenges daily!

Most if not all come from economically challenged homes. Help me challenge and inspire them daily to build better futures for themselves, and their families!

Mrs. Lara
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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28 donors28 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Juego de Diccionarios Merriam-Webster • Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. $19.50 10 $195.00
La Llorona/The Weeping Woman: An Hispanic Legend Told in Spanish and English Joe Hayes, Vicki Trego Hill (Illustrator), Mona Pennypacker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.79 20 $135.80
VERBS: ACTIONS PHOTOGRAPHIC LEARNING CARDS -- Key Education Photographic Language Development Cards; Actions • Quill $7.91 1 $7.91
Day of the Dead Crafts: More Than 24 Projects that Celebrate Dia de los Muertos Andrea Zocchi, Kerry Arquette, Jerry Vigil • Barnes and Noble $16.23 1 $16.23
The Day of the Dead: Dia de los Muertos Denis Defibaugh, Ward Albro • Barnes and Noble $30.36 1 $30.36
The Latino Holiday Book: From Cinco de Mayo to Dia delos Muertos- The Celebrations and Traditions of Hispanic-Americans Valerie Menard, Foreword by Cheech Marin • Barnes and Noble $13.76 1 $13.76
Esperanza renace (Esperanza Rising) Pam Munoz Ryan, Nuria Molinero, Bryan Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 20 $119.40
Esperanza Renace (Esperanza Rising) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Pam Munoz Ryan • Barnes and Noble $13.07 1 $13.07

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