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A NEW WAY OF ORDERING BILINGUAL BOOKS!

  Language Lizard is thrilled to announce a new way of ordering your bilingual books: we now offer Language Book Sets! Tailored to meet the language needs of teachers and librarians, they make ordering easy and eliminate the work of trawling through our site to find the perfect books for your classroom or library. We’ve hand-selected groups of books based on our site’s most popular choices to support learning in each domain.  With just one click, you can even choose between sets of five and ten to match............. CONTINUE READING
Book Reviews, Classroom, Dual Language, ELLs / DLLs, Schools, Teacher Resources,

FROM HICCUPS TO TUK-TUKS: OUR SELECTION OF CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE BILINGUAL CHILDREN’S BOOKS

photo credits: Farah Aria @ flickr. com, Anir Pandit @ flickr. com, Jensen Chua @ flickr. com Picture this: you’ve recently moved to a new country where you are just learning the language, and you are feeling a bit overwhelmed and lost. One day, a colleague approaches you with something she thinks will remind you of home. It’s a book in English, and it’s all about “American culture”! Excited (and homesick), you open the book and read a sweet story all about............. CONTINUE READING
Families, Schools, Teacher Resources,

THINK BACK-TO-SCHOOL, THINK BILINGUAL BOOKS!

  Exciting news! Language Lizard’s got a Best Educational Website award from Howtolearn.com! We’ve been hand picked for inclusion in the list of Top 101 Back-to-school Websites, and we couldn’t be more proud. We know that bilingual books are such an integral part of quality education for children, and it’s great that Howtolearn.com are helping us to get the word out there so that DLLs/ELLs can start the year off right.   Check out www.howtolearn.com to see our listing and all of the other fantastic entries.       .......... CONTINUE READING
Classroom, Dual Language, ELLs / DLLs, Families, Schools, Teacher Resources,

BILINGUAL BOOKS OPEN UP A WORLD OF COMMUNICATION AND CONFIDENCE

Our last blog posting focused on how teachers can use bilingual books to create preschool links to the K-12 Common Core Standards, specifically in listening and reading (click on the link if you missed this piece). In this article, we will focus on another key area in which bilingual books can help in the preschool to kindergarten transition: interpersonal skills. Reading seems like such a solitary activity;............. CONTINUE READING
Classroom, Dual Language, ELLs / DLLs, Schools, Teacher Resources,

USING THE ARTS TO TEACH BILINGUAL CHILDREN

  by Lizzie Davey Because language learning is a creative process, it makes sense to incorporate the arts when teaching languages, especially to children, who are very visual. Using different art mediums, such as music, visual arts, and film connects the left brain (the creative side) to the right (the logical side). This can speed up learning because as new information is being collected, it is being “pattern matched” to what is already stored in the brain. For example, a child may hear the word............. CONTINUE READING
Book Reviews, ELLs / DLLs, Teacher Resources,

MULTICULTURAL GIFT IDEAS

The holidays are right around the corner. For many of us, the most difficult part of this busy time of year is figuring out the perfect gift for friends and loved ones. For those of you looking for bilingual and multicultural products, we have put together a list of some customer favorites that make perfect holiday gifts for young language learners, multicultural children, or a special teacher. Board Books These heavy-duty bilingual books are perfect for babies and toddlers, giving parents the chance............. CONTINUE READING
Community Support, Schools, Teacher Resources,

GRANTS AND FUNDING FOR BILINGUAL CLASSROOMS

As we all know, many teachers have a hard time finding funding for all the books, materials and resources they need for their classrooms. For teachers of English Language Learner (ELL) students, access to quality resources, materials, and training is especially important, as ELL students need bilingual books and materials to improve their literacy and language skills. Yet obtaining these resources can be a difficult task for teachers and schools when local funding is not available. As reported in .......... CONTINUE READING
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