Support English Language Learners

Looking for resources to support your English Language Learners’ exposure to text? Use TeachingBooks multimedia instructional materials to enhance their learning experiences. Share with students author’s authentic voice in multiple languages. Provide background knowledge, discussion models, and enhance vocabulary development to support students’ acquisition of language. Infuse TeachingBooks resources across the four domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing while taking into account the wide range in levels of English proficiency.

Share primary source materials depicting the experiences of authors and illustrators and allow students to see themselves in these successful professionals’ accounts.

Read insights into their work through written and oral interviews lesson plans, and book readings many in multiple languages.

Alma Flor Ada          Mélanie Watt            Sandra Cisneros           Meg Medina

Monica Brown           Rafael López           Juan Felipe Herrera

Build background knowledge and provide opportunities to pre-teach with author movies and book readings

In Voice of Freedom:  Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Weatherford states:
“My mission as an author is to mine the past for family stories, fading traditions, and forgotten struggles.”

Meet-the-Author Book Reading with Carole Boston Weatherford and Ekua Holmes

Create a language rich environment using paired texts to provide additional context for new information.

Extend understanding with quality books that provide both perspective and information with Meet-the-Author book readings.

Meet-the-Author book reading of Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

Meet-the-Author book reading of 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy, Thomas Gonzalez, and Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah

Develop academic language and content vocabulary using vocabulary resources for the books you teach.

Have ready-to-use vocabulary lists that include definitions, model sentences from the book, and audio pronunciations.

Enable students to see and hear the diverse voices reflected in books using author movies and book readings.

Award-winning illustrator Yuyi Morales shares her love of Mexican folktales in both English and Spanish.

In Meet-the-Author movies, Francisco Jiménez shares the autobiographical nature of his books, including his account as a migrant child in both English and Spanish.

Provide models to support understanding with the use of Reader’s Theater for vocabulary, pronunciation, and fluency practice.

Reader’s Theater Scripts

We would love to hear how you use to enhance your work and engage all learners.  Please share your ideas or contact us at or 800-596-0710 if we can support you in your work.

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