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

We Can Read in Spanish, Too!

Help me give my students Spanish books (of various levels and genres) to read throughout the year!

  • $711 goal

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My Students

I teach a fun loving bunch of middle school students Language Arts and SEL (social and emotional learning). Most of my students are bilingual and all receive free breakfast and lunch daily. Many of my students have difficult home lives and lack the foundational skills needed to be successful readers, yet they strive to overcome these challenges.

We are located in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest side of Chicago which is home to a large Mexican-American community.

We are a classroom community of learners where I have high expectations for my students and want to see them reach their full potential. They are full of heart, energy and a desire to learn. In my classroom I try to instill a love of learning and build a community atmosphere to provide the best foundation possible for my students' educational needs.

My Project

Students in my classroom come from a mix of backgrounds and reading levels. Most of my students can read and write in English AND in Spanish- AMAZING, right?! However, this wonderful skill is being lost by so many of my students due to a lack of higher level Spanish texts within my classroom.

The texts selected are of varying levels and genres to provide each student in my class the opportunity to read a Spanish text and continue to build on their native language skills and vocabulary.

I also have a handful of students who are newcomers to the United States and only speak Spanish and I would love to provide more options for these students as well.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $25.92 1 $25.92
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $18.04 1 $18.04
Divergente (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.41 1 $17.41
Rebekah - Niña Detective Libros 1-8: Divertida Historias de Misterio para Niños Entre 9-12 Años (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth (Bilingual) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Había una vez...mexicanas que hicieron historia / Once Upon a Time... Mexican Women Who Made History (Había una vez / Once upon a Time) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
El único e incomparable Iván (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Yo no soy tu perfecta hija mexicana (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
Sonrie! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Los niños de Irena / Irena's Children: The extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2.500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Gracias a Winn-Dixie / Because of Winn-Dixie (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Una arruga en el tiempo / A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Nino con el pijama de rayas, El (Letras de Bolsillo) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
La Casa en Mango Street • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
La pirámide roja: Las crónicas de Kane, libro 1 (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Hermanas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Fantasmas (Ghosts) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.01 1 $10.01
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Animal Poems of the Iguazú / Animalario Del Iguazú (English and Spanish Edition) • 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
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda and his Muse • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
La ladrona de libros / The Book Thief (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Matilda (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Nate el Grande: ¡Hola! (Big Nate) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
James y el melocotón gigante / James and the Giant Peach: COLECCIoN DAHL (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Yes! We Are Latinos: Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
El El soñador (The Dreamer): (Spanish language edition of The Dreamer) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.57 1 $8.57
Nacer bailando (Dancing Home) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
De como tia Lola salvo el verano (The Tia Lola Stories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mas alla de mi Reaching Out Spanish Edition • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Devolver al Remitente (Return to Sender Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
El leon, la bruja y el ropero • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Iguanas in the Snow: And Other Winter Poems / Iguanas en la Nieve: Y Otros Poemas de Invierno (The Magical Cycle of the Seasons Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Judy Moody: Está de mal humor / Judy Moody Was In a Mood (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Telaraña de Carlota: Charlotte's Web (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Senderos fronterizos: Breaking Through Spanish Edition • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Judy Moody es detective / Judy Moody, Girl Detective (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
De como tia Lola termino empezando otra vez (The Tia Lola Stories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
De como tia Lola vino (de visita) a quedarse (The Tia Lola Stories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
El Color de mis Palabras (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
El Color de mis Palabras (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sterling y el caso del niño fantasma: Libro Infantil / Juvenil - Novela Suspense / Humor - A partir de 8 años (Sterling Pitt quiere ser detective) (Volume 1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Con cariño, Amalia (Love, Amalia) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cajas de Carton: Relatos de la Vida Peregrina de un Nino Campesino (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Frida, el misterio del anillo del pavo real y yo (Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Yo, Naomi Leon (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Ramona empieza el curso • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Drama (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
Me llamo María Isabel • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
¡El Escuela de Espanto #3: ¡El recreo es una jungla! (Recess Is A Jungle) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Escuela de Espanto #2: ¡El casillero se comió a Lucía! (The Locker Ate Lucy!): A Branches Book (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
¡La escuela está viva!: A Branches Book (Escuela de Espanto #1) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.36 1 $4.36
El ratoncito de la moto (The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.47 1 $3.47

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