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Ms. Sousa from Elk Grove CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

¡Vamos a Leer!: Comprehensible Reading for Energetic Spanish Learners

My students need comprehensible books in Spanish to continue being engaged in learning a new language!

  • $542 goal

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My Students

I teach at a school where Spanish tends to be a "gatekeeper" to graduation. Most students must take Spanish and this means our classes encompass a wide range of students with different backgrounds, personalities, and interest in learning Spanish.

They are all unique, energetic, and resilient.

I strive each day to show my students how much fun learning Spanish can be. We have an incredibly diverse student population and each of my students' individual experiences bring new perspective to each day in our class.

My Project

I am requesting a variety of comprehensible readers and authentic poetry in Spanish to provide my students with opportunities to read in a real context outside of our curriculum. By building a classroom library, students will have the opportunity to engage in shared class reading, as well as free voluntary reading to explore stories rich in high frequency vocabulary and high-interest stories.

I want my students to build confidence in their language skills, regardless of level, and have the opportunity to have access to a text completely in Spanish.

By receiving these books and building my classroom library, hundreds of students each year will be able to engage in authentic reading. They will expand their vocabulary, use of grammatical structures, and listening skills through independent and group reading and discussion. Having access to books outside the curriculum gives me the opportunity to create a student-centered classroom, where they choose books that interest them!

Ms. Sousa
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Las aventuras de Isabela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 5 $34.75
Viva el toro (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 5 $34.75
Tumba (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 5 $32.50
Fiesta fatal • Amazon Business $6.50 5 $32.50
Agentes secretos y el mural de Picasso • Amazon Business $6.50 5 $32.50
La Vampirata (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.50 5 $32.50
La clase de confesiones: Carlos hace el peor error de su vida (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.25 5 $31.25
La Bella Mentira: La clase de confesiones 2 (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.25 5 $31.25
Ataques de Hambre (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
10 años con Mafalda / 10 years with Mafalda (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
La fiesta de las tortillas (Bilingual Edition) (Bilingual Books) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Angels Ride Bikes: And Other Fall Poems / Los Angeles Andan en Bicicleta: Y Otros Poemas de Otoño (The Magical Cycle of the Seasons Series) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Poems to Dream Together/ Poemas Para So (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Laughing Tomatoes: And Other Spring Poems / Jitomates Risuenos: Y Otros Poemas de Primavera (The Magical Cycle of the Seasons Series) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem (Bilingual Cooking Poems) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Salsa • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Guacamole: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem (Bilingual Cooking Poems) • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet In Spanish And English (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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