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Mrs. Tracy from Baton Rouge LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tumba: A Novel Study

Help me give my students a class set of the novel Tumba for an in-depth study of the cultural practices surrounding Dia' de Muertos while acquiring Spanish.

  • $389 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Through reading and storytelling my classes come alive! My students are learning to read, speak, and understand spoken Spanish. They are focused on attaining a life skill and expanding their opportunities through language acquisition.

I teach to the Middles!

My students are a diverse group of young people who are caring, funny, active, and curious. All of my students are in different parts of their journey of self-discovery. Their interests and passions change daily but their commitment to acquiring Spanish has not wavered.

My Project

Reading is one of the best ways to grow proficient in a second language. The novel Tumba provides rich cultural information which is delivered through compelling and comprehensible language. The novel is written for beginning learners of Spanish through the use of high-frequency vocabulary which is repeated without feeling repetitive and includes many cognates drawing on students’ prior knowledge of their native language.

Through this novel study, my students will further develop their language acquisition while learning about important cultural aspects of the celebration, Día de Muertos.

My students will also learn to value and respect diversity which better prepares them for our multicultural world. Thank you for your support in helping us develop our language acquisition and cultural competence!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tumba (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 23 $149.50
STERILITE 1 New 20758004 Clearview Small 5 Drawer Desktop Storage Unit White • Amazon Business $15.15 5 $75.75
Nasco ChairMate - Large Blue • Nasco $10.95 1 $10.95
EL ratón Pablito (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
El Entierro (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Cuentos de Español III (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
El cochino blanco y otros cuentos: An SSR book for Spanish 2/3 (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Jack y los Frijoles Magicos: La Novela Grafica (Graphic Spin en Español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$271.64

Vendor shipping charges

$1.10

State sales tax

$23.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$330.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.34

Total project goal

$388.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$388.92

1 Donor

-$388.92

Donations toward project cost

-$330.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.34

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$0.00

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