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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)

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

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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.

Adult Reference

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.


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.
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