Teaching and Learning Resources

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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Why I Write

Why I Write

Books del Sur's Owner, Heather Robertson-Devine writes to communicate information with YOU to improve multilingualism in the United States. Explore the topics and content by starting here!
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Books to Bridge Spanish and English

Books to Bridge Spanish and English

A resource of Spanish Books del Sur paired with English books in order to support your instruction in both Spanish and English. Updated every Wednesday with our Libros de Lunes.
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Curl Up with an Anti-Princesa Book

Curl Up with an Anti-Princesa Book

Many first time parents looking for unique board books that go beyond learning primary colors, and we now have fresh and fun options to learn colors AND learn language and culture.  For young children, Lil’ Libros created by Ariana Stein...

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Oral Language Development for Kindergartners

Oral Language Development for Kindergartners

This is an explanation of prompts and record keeping techniques to increase my bilingual 4 year old and 5 year old Kindergarten students Oral English Language. In Wisconsin, we measure student performance using WIDA's assessments therefore, my record keeping is based on their speaking rubrics.
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Woman's Day Lesson and Activities

Woman's Day Lesson and Activities

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 is International Women’s Day.  It was initiated in the United States in 1909, when the garment workers organized a protest against their working conditions.  It was first celebrated on March 8 in 1975, when the United...

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