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Building Bridges with Bilingual Books and Multicultural Resources

Building Bridges with Bilingual Books and Multicultural Resources

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Building Bridges with Bilingual Books and Multicultural Resources

A Practical Manual of Lesson Plans, Literacy Games, and Fun Activities from Around the World to Celebrate Diversity in the Classroom and at Home (Supporting Culturally Responsive Teaching)

by Anneke Forzani, Dr. Heather Leaman, Edmond Gubbins, Ellen O'Regan

"This is an amazing resource! . . . This book will be so useful to so many!"
(Caia Schlessinger, President of NJTESOL/NJBE)

This timely and practical manual will save K-5 teachers and homeschooling parents hundreds of hours by providing the tools to:
  • Build culturally responsive classrooms
  • Create positive connections with dual language students & families
  • Teach children about other languages and cultures
  • Support literacy development among English language learners
  • Foster a welcoming and inclusive learning environment
In this manual you will find the tools you need to embrace diversity in the classroom, including:
  • Comprehensive Multicultural Lesson Plans with themes of:
    • - Cultural Awareness and Diversity
      - Folktales, Fables, Myths, and Legends
      - Holidays / Festivals
  • 10 Diversity Activities Using Bilingual Books to Promote Literacy and Language Awareness.
  • 10 Games from Around the World
  • Foods and Crafts from Around the World
  • Diverse Language Profiles
  • Unique Holidays to Promote Multiculturalism and Literacy
  • Community Building Handouts (Includes "Hello in Different Languages" handout)
  • Online Resources and Links
  • Special Bonus Material
The multicultural lesson plans meet Common Core State Standards and include detailed procedures, assessments, cross-curricular extension activities, and vocabulary-building flashcards. Each lesson incorporates optional ESL activities, accommodations for language learners, and suggestions for involving dual language families.

"An incredible and much needed resource for educators and homeschool families. . . . a must-have for every home, school, and library. Planting the seeds of courage, grace, and tolerance in our multicultural and diverse world." (Valerie Budyr, Co-Founder of Multicultural Children's Book Day)

"Building Bridges is a tremendous resource that is practical and contains relevant literacy lessons rooted in best practice." (Lisa Gordon, Adjunct Professor, Department of Literacy, West Chester University)

"This book is a celebration of diversity in a global age." (Laura Harrison, Elementary School Teacher)

Also available as an ebook on Amazon (Kindle), Kobo, B&N, and numerous global e-book platforms. And as a print book on Amazon Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and UK.
Adult Reference
Dimensions: 8.5w x 11h inches
236 pages
  • Paperback book

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Helps give children a global perspective December 10, 2019
Reviewer: Kris W from NJ  
We live in a very diverse community and I have read many of Language Lizard’s bilingual books to my kids over the years to help my children understand and appreciate the cultural differences of their friends and neighbors. This book gave me a lot of new ideas! I plan on sharing this book with their teachers and other moms who are trying to build cultural awareness and empathy in their kids.

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5 of 5 Great multicultural resource for diverse classroom December 9, 2019
Reviewer: Carol F from New York, NY  
This book not only offers a ton of lesson plans built around different languages and cultures, but it provides some great background into the benefits of diversity in the classroom. As a former ESL teacher, this book will be useful to classroom teachers who need ideas for lesson planning. It's very user friendly and straightforward. Great book!

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