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MULTICULTURAL MUSIC BOOK CELEBRATES DIVERSITY

Language Lizard’s newest book, Musical Instruments from Around the World, explores unusual and fun instruments from diverse cultures and locations........... CONTINUE READING
At Home, Classroom, Holidays, Multicultural, Teacher Resources,

SEPTEMBER IS #WORLDKITLITMONTH

Language Lizard has compiled some fun ideas on how to “read the world" in celebration of #WorldKitLitMonth this September!.......... CONTINUE READING
Book Reviews, Language Lizard Announcements, Language Spotlight, Multicultural, Teacher Resources,

UKRAINIAN LANGUAGE: INTERESTING FACTS & RESOURCES

Today we feature the Ukrainian language! Learn interesting facts about the language and what new children’s books are available in Ukrainian........... CONTINUE READING
ELLs / DLLs, Language Spotlight, Multicultural,

DARI AND PASHTO: AFGHAN LANGUAGES FUN FACTS & BOOKS

Language spotlight on Dari and Pashto! Learn interesting facts about these two languages. Find the newest bilingual Dari and Pashto children’s books........... CONTINUE READING
Classroom, Lesson Plans, Teacher Resources,

4 NEW (FREE!) LESSON PLANS – SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING

We have partnered up with our friends at West Chester University to bring you 4 new multicultural lesson plans that focus on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. Access these free lesson plans, and many more, to help bring more multicultural learning to your classroom. (Special thanks to Seán Gleasure for his assistance on the............. CONTINUE READING
At Home, Families, Holidays,

BILINGUAL SUMMER READING LIST

Whether your summer is action-packed or laid back, there are stretches of time that are perfect for getting in some bilingual reading. But what books are perfect for the long ride to grandma’s, or the quiet afternoon by the lake? We’ve brought together some of our favorite summertime reads that are sure to appeal to kids of all ages and interests. Bonus: They’ll be improving their bilingual skills. Our titles are available in English with your choice of over 50 languages! Books About............. CONTINUE READING
Community Support,

5 REFUGEES MAKING AMERICA GREAT

There has been a lot of discussion and debate regarding refugees, with some people expressing concerns that letting in refugees will increase terrorism, while others fear that the recent proposed limitations imposed by an executive order have caused the US to lose its moral compass. In the midst of this conversation, it can be easy to forget the human faces behind the term “refugee.” What is a refugee? According to international refugee law, a refugee is one who seeks refuge in a foreign country............. CONTINUE READING
Classroom, Dual Language, Libraries, Schools,

3 STEPS TO BUILD A LENDING LIBRARY IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Have you ever considered creating a lending library in your classroom? They can be an especially great resource for bilingual students and their families. When students see books in their home languages, it can be comforting and a source of pride, and can encourage acceptance of diversity in all of your students. A classroom lending library can inspire a love of reading in students, and increase parental involvement. In the past, we’ve written posts about the increasing need for multicultural............. CONTINUE READING
Classroom, ELLs / DLLs,

BILINGUAL STUDENTS: THE BENEFITS OF NARRATION

As we mentioned in our previous post, Bilingual Students: Using Holiday Celebrations to Promote Language Development in Multicultural Classrooms, bilingual students often have a lot to say right after they return from their winter holidays. They are eager to share activities that they engaged in with family and friends and to talk about the gifts that they may have received. However, once the excitement of returning back to school has worn off, it can be more challenging to............. CONTINUE READING
At Home, Dual Language, Families,

BILINGUAL CHILDREN: SUMMER TRAVEL ACTIVITIES

Summer is a wonderful time of year to travel: Children are out of school and the warm days beacon for lazy hours at the beach or walks through cool forests. Whether we are traveling by land, air or sea, we can make bilingualism part of every bilingual child’s summertime adventures. Both parents and teachers can engage bilingual children in fun travel activities, whether it is during a bus ride with a summer class or as a family on the way to visit............. CONTINUE READING
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