Teaching and Learning Resources

Books del Sur Reading Levels

Books del Sur Reading Levels

Books del Sur correlated our Reading Levels to U.S. grade levels to honor the biliteracy language development of our students. Given the phonetic nature of Spanish, it is challenging to level books based on the language structures of English. Read more about our reading levels ...
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WE NEED MORE SPANISH BOOKS!

WE NEED MORE SPANISH BOOKS!

Do you or the teachers you work with feel like they don't have ENOUGH SPANISH BOOKS? They probably don't, but the answer is not - BUY MORE NOW. The answer is let's figure out what they have, what they want, and what is available. This will help temper the hunger and leave everyone satisfied!
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Personal Narratives: Build Community and Share Culture

Personal Narratives: Build Community and Share Culture

Start your school year with personal narratives in reading and writing and open the doors to your students to share stories with each other. Stories are one of the best ways to get to know others - their experiences, their likes and dislikes, and their close community.
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We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the authors and artists from Latin America that have contributed to the fabric of our culture. There is an infinite number of people to recognize, however, we have reading materials to support the stories of some. Do you know them? 
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The 3 Stages of Building Relationships with Students

The 3 Stages of Building Relationships with Students

We are very intentional about building relationships with students, at the beginning of the school year. However, we know that this is a yearlong process. It is a process that has three stages: basic information, academic, and the Champion stage. This post explores those three stages, provides some tools to support them, and inspiration from Rita Pierson, a veteran teacher!
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Thanks for the Weekend, Unions!

Thanks for the Weekend, Unions!

Today I celebrate May Day by reflecting on the dismantling of Wisconsin's Teacher's Union and an excerpt of my chapter in Why We Teach Now, edited by Sonia Nieto.
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Where We Started ... Where We Are NOW

Where We Started ... Where We Are NOW

Books del Sur started well before it's founder Heather Robertson-Devine filled out incorporation paperwork in Wisconsin in 2009.  It started when she met a foreign exchange student, Ignacio Munoz at her high school and then ... the story continues to be influenced by amazing people along the way. Read more about it here.
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