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Ms. Tabolt Da Silva from Dorchester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Books That We Can Relate To

My students need 22 new books for our classroom library that are age and reading level appropriate for immigrant teens.

  • $290 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My ELL tenth grade students are all recent immigrants who are learning English as their second, third or fourth language.

My students are amazing recent immigrants who work part-time, take care of family members, play sports and attend our after-school programs.

In total, my students speak more than 7 different languages, including Portuguese, Spanish, French, Somali and Haitian Creole.

In my ESL classroom, I teach reading through literacy interventions with a Wilson Language push-in teacher, independent reading and whole class texts. One of the biggest challenges is finding books that are engaging and age appropriate for my teen students who are still learning to read in English.

My Project

These 22 books will be an important addition to our classroom library. My immigrant students are learning a new language in a new country, but they are still teenagers. This collection of books ranges from teen-appropriate graphic novels to simplified texts on cars and driving.

My students are motivated and growing readers, but they need more books that relate to their lives as adolescents making sense of their world and relationships.

Every month, students will take quizzes or complete projects to assess their understanding of the books and their growth as readers. It is essential that I can offer books that are at their "just-right" reading level but are also age appropriate.

Ms. Tabolt Da Silva
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $33.12 1 $33.12
Cape Verde (Bradt Travel Guide Cape Verde Islands) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Mixed Signals (Recon Academy) • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don't Know to Ask • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
Soccer Sabotage: A Graphic Guide Adventure (Graphic Guides) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Power Play: A Graphic Guide Adventure (Graphic Guides) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
A Refugee's Journey from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Leaving My Homeland) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
A Refugee's Journey from Syria (Leaving My Homeland) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
A Match Made in Heaven (My Boyfriend Is a Monster) (My Boyfriend Is a Monster (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $8.61 1 $8.61
Brave • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Basketball Legends in the Making • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Under His Spell (My Boyfriend Is a Monster) (My Boyfriend Is a Monster (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.66 1 $7.66
Full Court Pressure (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Asking About Sex & Growing Up: A Question-and-Answer Book for Kids • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Awkward • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
Media Meltdown: A Graphic Guide Adventure (Graphic Guides) • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
DK Adventures: Fast and Cool Cars • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Sinking of the Titanic (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66
Wrath of the Weather Wizard (The Flash) • Amazon Business $4.20 1 $4.20

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