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

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The cost of a variety of Spanish language books such as A Crazy, Mixed-Up Spanglish Day, Esperanza Rising, and more from Scholastic Teacher Store is $234, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $247 goal

This project expired on July 20, 2006.

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I am a teacher at Darwin World Language Academy in Chicago. My sixth grade students come from first generation immigrant families who have made a conscious choice to preserve their cultural heritage through language. The goal of our program is to graduate students who are fully fluent in both English and Spanish. The students in my gifted class are avid readers, devouring 3-4 books a week. This is fabulous. The vast majority of these books are English language. This is not so fabulous. Our students' capacity to write in Spanish and their desire to speak it drops off dramatically in 6th grade. This stems in part from a decreasing availability of good Spanish trade books and a publisher-instituted cut-off of Spanish language textbooks. As of 6th grade, students no longer have visual input in Spanish! Our school has very little money for materials, Spanish language books are difficult to find through donations, and most parents work low wage jobs (all students qualify for free lunch) so have little disposable income to spend on luxuries like books. I would like to acquire more high interest Spanish books for our classroom library to build vocabulary, grammar structure, and maintain my students' linguistic development in both languages.

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Best of Scholastic Spanish Grades 3-5 • Scholastic Teacher Store $29.00 1 $29.00
Los zapaticos de Rosa • Scholastic Teacher Store $11.95 1 $11.95
Goosebumps Spanish Grades 4-5 • Scholastic Teacher Store $11.00 1 $11.00
Un puente hasta Terabithia • Scholastic Teacher Store $8.50 1 $8.50
Esperanza Rising • Scholastic Teacher Store $5.99 1 $5.99
Un libro ilustrado sobre Martin Luther King, hijo • Scholastic Teacher Store $5.95 1 $5.95
Pecos Bill • Scholastic Teacher Store $5.95 1 $5.95
Faith and the Electric Dogs • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.99 1 $4.99
El capit n calzoncillos y la invasion de las horribles camareras • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.99 1 $4.99
El capit n calzoncillos y el perverso plan del profesor pipicaca • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.99 1 $4.99
Un caballo llamado Libertad • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.99 1 $4.99
Un fantasma en la casa • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.99 1 $4.99
Colibr • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.99 1 $4.99
Dive: Libro I: El descubrimiento • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.99 1 $4.99
Dive: Libro II: El fondo del mar • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.99 1 $4.99
The Spirit of Tio Fernando / El esp ritu de t o Fernando • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.95 1 $4.95
Borreguita y el coyote • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.95 1 $4.95
La verdadera historia de los tres cerditos • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.95 1 $4.95
Mi rinc n en la monta a • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.95 1 $4.95
El color de mis palabras • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.80 1 $4.80
Cuentos con saz n • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.50 1 $4.50
Presidente de la clase • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.50 1 $4.50
Gab est aqu ! #1: Un d a loco de palabras mezcladas • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.99 1 $3.99
Get Ready for Gab #1: A Crazy, Mixed-Up Spanglish Day • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.99 1 $3.99
Hiroshima • Scholastic Teacher Store $3.99 1 $3.99

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