Program Components

Biliteracy para todos™ consists of two separate resources, which are available as stand-alone products or as one comprehensive package:  

  • Cross Linguistic Connections (CLC) at the Developing Stage is a 10-set resource across levels of language which include phonology, morphology, grammar, and syntax. 
  • Preview-View-Review (PVR) at the Developing Stage is an 18-set resource for small group reading instruction. 

Sample Lessons

Cross Linguistic Connections (CLC) 

Cross Linguistic Connections (CLC) is the pedagogy teachers use to guide students in noticing similarities and differences in English and Spanish phonology, morphology, grammar, and syntax as they talk about each language side by side. All students have the opportunity to develop metalinguistic awareness and, ultimately, to develop biliteracy. Teachers who create these opportunities allow bilingual learners to connect, access, and apply concepts and skills from English to Spanish, and from Spanish to English. CLC mini-lessons use the same text in English and Spanish to engage students and support them as they notice and analyze similarities and differences across the two languages.

At the Developing Biliteracy Stage, the CLC portion of the Biliteracy para todos™ program consists of 10 self-contained, grab-and-go sets. Each of the 10 sets contains:

  • 48 Student Books (12 copies each of 4 titles in English and Spanish)
  • 1 Teacher Resource Book with full instructional support

Shown: CLC Set 10

Preview-View-Review (PVR)

Preview-View-Review (PVR) is a three-step bilingual strategy that accesses the students’ home language, activates background knowledge, and develops vocabulary before engaging in reading in the other language. PVR builds on the literacy skills and conceptual knowledge emergent and experienced bilinguals have developed in the home language. PVR uses paired texts in English and Spanish to support the students’ reading and language development in small group settings. Each PVR lesson draws on one language to build background knowledge and vocabulary before engaging in new topics or reading the connected text in the other language. Connecting the languages of instruction through the PVR structure supports students’ biliteracy development during small group instruction.

At the Developing Biliteracy Stage, the PVR portion of the Biliteracy para todos™ program consists of 18 self-contained, grab-and-go sets. Each of the 18 sets includes:

  • 24 Student Books (6 copies each of 4 titles in English and Spanish)
  • 1 Teacher Resource Book with full instructional support

Shown: PVR Set 18