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Books del Sur curates Latin America Spanish-language literature to support dual language curriculum.
Books del Sur curates Latin America Spanish-language literature to support dual language curriculum.

Teaching and Learning Resources

  • Reading level considerations chart
    October 23, 2018

    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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  • Spanish Book Collections on shelves
    October 16, 2018


    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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  • Se me olvido cover on a stack of books
    October 2, 2018

    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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  • image of a spread of books
    September 15, 2018

    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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  • two children writing on chalkboard
    September 7, 2018

    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 Labor Movement poster
    September 1, 2018

    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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  • Feliz Cumpleanos poster
    August 10, 2018

    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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