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Ms. Lahaie from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading to Learn vs. Learning to Read

My students need books to read in their native language as they work towards acquiring English.

  • $414 goal

This project expired on December 25, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school students come to school each day eager to learn. Our school is a Title 1 school with a high percentage of students on a subsidized breakfast and lunch and dinner program. Their parents are hard working, many working two or more jobs to provide their children with a better life, and a bright future. Most of my students do not have computers or access to the Internet. All of their learning happens in our classroom.

My students are "newcomers", they are new to the United States everything they are experiencing is brand new.

My Project

My students are facing enormous challenges on a daily basis. They are sixth, seventh and eighth graders who are are in the beginning stages of learning English. I am encouraging them to continue to read for pleasure as they are working towards acquiring English Language skills. I believe that if they have access to books in their home language, that they have seen their peers reading, it will inspire them to read.

I've seen their eyes light up when they see books in their home language.

They love to read. I want to provide them with a classroom library rich with classics and current titles, so they will establish the good habit of reading daily. As they acquire English they will be able to transition to books I have in my current library.

Ms. Lahaie
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sinsajo (Mockingjay) • AKJ Education $17.99 1 $17.99
Trencitas (Braids) • AKJ Education $14.99 1 $14.99
Eleanor & Park • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
En Llamas (Catching Fire) • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Correr o morir (Maze Runner) • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
Diario de Greg: Un renacuajo (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Nate el grande ataca de nuevo (Big Nate Strikes Again) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
La horrible realidad (The Ugly Truth) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Lejos Del Polvo/Out of the Dust • AKJ Education $12.59 1 $12.59
El Cayo / The Cay • AKJ Education $12.59 1 $12.59
Hermanas/Sisters • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
La venganza de las pretenciosas/ Revenge of the Wannabes • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Gracias a Winn-Dixie (Because Of Winn-Dixie) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
¿Quién cuenta las estrellas? (Number The Stars) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
EL HACHA/Hatchet • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Cabin Girl • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Kite Fighters • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Judy Moody va a la universidad (Judy Moody Goes To College) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
¡Judy Moody se vuelve famosa! (Judy Moody Gets Famous!) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Stink: El increíble niño menguante (Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Judy Moody es Detective / Judy Moody, Girl Detective • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Stink y el increíble rompemuelas supergaláctico (Stink And The Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Judy Moody está de mal humor, de muy mal humor • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Year of Impossible Goodbyes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
El Color De Mis Palabras • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
First Person Fiction • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Archer's Quest • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
El misterio de las carteras desaparecidas / The Mystery of the Missing Wallets • AKJ Education $4.65 1 $4.65
EL INVIERNO DEL HECHICERO DEL HIELO #32 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
La noche de los ninjas (Night Of The Ninjas) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Una Momia Al Amanecer/ Mummies In The Morning • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Búfalos antes del desayuno (Buffalo Before Breakfast) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Una tarde en el Amazonas (Afternoon On The Amazon) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El día del Rey Dragón (Day Of The Dragon King) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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