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Building Bridges with Bilingual Books and Multicultural Resources

Building Bridges with Bilingual Books and Multicultural Resources
A practical manual to support culturally responsive teaching in the classroom or at home.
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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)

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

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 In The Following Themes:
    • Cultural Awareness/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.

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Dimensions: 8.5w x 11h inches, 236 pages

This book is also available for sale on Amazon in: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the UK.

Available as an eBook on: Amazon (Kindle), Kobo, B&N, and numerous global e-Book platforms.


This is an amazing resource! . . . This book will be so useful to so many!

- Caia Schlessinger, President of NJTESOL/NJBE

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 Budayr, 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
Learn how "Building Bridges" supports culturally responsive teaching by examining one of the lesson plans.
  • Paperback book

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Excellent support for teachers w/ diverse students December 2, 2020
Reviewer: Nicole D. from Belgium  
Excellent backbone and support for teachers with current student population from all the corners of the world, with diverse native languages, cultures, ages.
Also with a wink to the children’s parents too.  Creativity is addressed. Vocabulary, communication skills, world literature, cultural features are always presented in a playful approach.  The goal: teaching and learning English in a setting, from wherever you may come, you feel welcome as a newcomer, immigrant, refugee.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Helps give children a global perspective December 2, 2020
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 2, 2020
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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