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Mrs. Curras from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wonderful Books for Dual-Language Classroom

My students need beautiful and engaging Spanish books to foster a love of reading in our target-language.

  • $398 goal

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My Students

My students attend an elementary Title I school in D.C. with an ESEA classification of Focus. A great number of my students receive free or reduce breakfast and lunch throughout the day. Instruction in my classroom is in a dual-language environment. My students, a majority of whom are English speakers, learn math and science in Spanish with me.

My students are wonderfully creative eight and nine year-olds.

They are imaginative, resilient, and have an incredible amount of ingenuity. They are curious about technology, languages, and other cultures. They are vocal social activists who have a deep-rooted understanding that social change starts with them.

My students' primary exposure to Spanish is during our two and a half hours together each day with very little opportunity to practice, or further develop, their language skills outside of the classroom. These young learners demonstrate eagerness and resilience everyday in my classroom by showing up ready and happy to learn new words and content in Spanish. They share with great pride Spanish interactions outside of the classroom, and have shown unbelievable growth in our time together.

My Project

In order to better support learning in my classroom, my students need more age-appropriate and interesting reading material in Spanish. For this reason, I selected translations of Roal Dahl's books into Spanish, as well as some original novels in Spanish which can foster both a love for the language and reading such as Pateando lunas by Roy Berocay.

My students are avid readers who enjoy quiet reading time after finishing instruction.

Having a greater variety of novels that are age-appropriate will greatly help in encouraging students to choose to read novels in Spanish rather than English after they have completed their work, or during free reading time.

Mrs. Curras
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Abecemociones (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Ella persistió: 13 mujeres americanas que cambiaron el mundo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Palabrotas, palabrejas y otros bla bla blás / Long Words, Weird Words, and Other Blah Blah Blahs (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Serafina y el secreto de su destino/ Serafina and the Splintered Heart (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Serafina y el baston maligno / Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.83 1 $15.83
Las chicas son de ciencias: 25 científicas que cambiaron el mundo / Science Is a Girl's Thing (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Lola: Edición en español de ISLANDBORN (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Los recreos del pequeño Nicolás (Alfaguara Infantil) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
La luz de Lucía (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Pateando lunas (Serie naranja / Orange) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Charlie y el ascensor de cristal / Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator: COLECCIoN DAHL (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Volando solo / Going Solo (Alfaguara Clásicos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
¡Que asco de bichos! /El cocodrilo enorme(The Enormous Crocodile): Alfaguara Clasicos (Alfaguara Clásicos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Agu Trot / Esio Trot (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Momo /(Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
La maravillosa medicina de Jorge / George's Marvelous Medicine (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
La jirafa, el pelicano y el mono / The Giraffe, the Pelican and the Monkey (Roald Dalh Colecction) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
El Superzorro / Fantastic Mr. Fox (Colección Roald Dahl) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Don Quijote de la Mancha / Don Quixote de la Mancha (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
El dedo mágico / The Magic Finger (Alfaguara Clásicos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Cuentos de buenas noches para niñas rebeldes (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
De como tia Lola termino empezando otra vez (The Tia Lola Stories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
De como tia Lola vino (de visita) a quedarse (The Tia Lola Stories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
De como tia Lola salvo el verano (The Tia Lola Stories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
cuentos de la selva (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.30 1 $5.30

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