As bilingual educators, it is important to It’s so true that a teacher never stops learning. If you are looking for a way to continue learning about bilingual education, here is a list of bilingual education books for teachers that might help you.
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1. Toma la palabra by Monica Lara
Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite books. This book provided me with the tools I needed to make sure my activities and lessons developed oracy and literacy in my classroom.
2. Biliteracy from the Start by Kathy Escamilla
A few years ago, I attended a training taught by Dr. Escamilla and her team. This inservice was by far one of the ones that allowed me to grow as a bilingual educator. This book will show you how to plan and implement the best lessons in both languages.
3. Teaching for Biliteracy by Karen Beeman
If you’re looking to learn about bridging between two languages and creating lessons that will allow your students to transfer academic content, this book is for you!
4. The Translanguaging Classroom by Ofelia Garcia, Susana Ibarra Johnson and Kate Seltzer
This book teaches us all about translanguaging and how to support bilingual students as they engage with and comprehend complex content and texts.
5. El libro de las estrategias de lectura por Jennifer Serravallo
This is a comprehensive guidebook that offers a wide range of strategies and techniques to help readers become skilled and efficient. It provides valuable insights, practical exercises, and step-by-step instructions to enhance reading comprehension and critical thinking skills.
6. Special Education Considerations for Multilingual Learners by Else Hamayan
Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners addresses the unique challenges faced by English language learners (ELLs) with special education needs. It offers practical guidance and strategies for providing a comprehensive range of services to support their academic and linguistic development, ensuring equitable opportunities for success in the inclusive classroom.
7. Dual Language Essentials by Yvonne S Freeman, David E Freeman
A valuable resource that provides essential guidance for educators and school administrators involved in dual language programs. The book offers practical strategies, research-based insights, and effective practices for designing, implementing, and sustaining successful dual language instruction, fostering academic achievement and bilingual proficiency for all students.
8. Collaboration and Co-teaching for Dual Language Learners by Joan R. Lachance
The book emphasizes the importance of teamwork, cultural responsiveness, and instructional differentiation to meet the unique needs of dual language learners, fostering inclusive and successful learning environments.
9. Struggling Learners and Language Immersion Education by Tara Williams Fortune, Mandy R Menke
This book offers practical strategies, interventions, and guidance to help educators effectively meet the diverse learning needs of students in language immersion programs, ensuring their academic and linguistic development.
10. Bilingual and Dual-Language Classrooms by Alexandra Guilamo
The book offers insights into instructional practices, curriculum development, and cultural responsiveness, empowering teachers to foster language acquisition, academic success, and cultural proficiency among their students.
Which book for bilingual teachers do you think we should add to the list?
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