Tina Hargaden has been writing furiously the last week about free choice reading programs in L2 classes. To get a great sense of what this activity is like and how important it is, go check out Tina’s blog posts. This is the first in a series of four or five posts: https://nobodyexpectsthespanishacquisition.com/2017/09/20/choice-in-reading/
Reading from Tina’s blog made me think to share this fundraising letter I send to folks. Last year my colleagues and I got over $1350!!! Feel free to edit and reproduce for your own purposes.
I am excited to tell you that all my Spanish classes will read many novels in Spanish class this year! There is a lot of research that suggests learning a second language is very similar to learning a first language. We all know how important reading is in developing literacy in your native language. It turns out that it is equally important in second language development!
I have researched and discovered many new and exciting books in the past year that I am sure my students will love. Unfortunately, the World Language Department has only enough money for basic classroom supplies like dry erase markers and stickie notes. So, I’m putting the call out to my wonderful parents to help us build our Spanish library! Each book is about $6.00 and class sets for my size classes would be about $125. Any donation level, small or large, would be absolutely awesome!
If you are interested in helping, please write a check out to Clover Hill High School and send it into class with your child.
All the Best,
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