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Dual Language Program

Dual Language Program Benefits of the Gomez & Gomez Model
  • Pairing students increases language development as they work together to complete assignments and projects
  • Increased opportunities to engage in content conversations to defend, clarify, extend, and explain concepts in the language of instruction
  • Language of instruction challenges students to learn from one another and work together to construct meaningful knowledge
  • Paired groups clarify meaning for one another when the content is taught in the second language
  • Language of instruction challenges students to retain the information through discussions and teaching, and modeling for each other
  • Program goals is for students to become biliterate and bilingual in English and Spanish

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2018 Dual Language Handbook - Eng  |  Span

Helpful Resources

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Culturally Relevant Books 

Abraham, Susan Gonzáles & Denise Gonzáles Abraham. Cecilia’s Year. (2005). El Paso: Cinco Puntos Press.

Ada, A. F. (2002). I Love Saturdays and Domingos. New York: Atheneum Books.

Acuña, M. H., & Ny, M. (1997). Dressing With Pride. Crystal Lake: Rigby.

American Journeys. (2004). Barrington, IL: Rigby.

Anzaldúa, G. (1993). Friends from the Other Side. San Francisco: Children's Book Press.

Bunting, E. (1998). Going Home. New York: HarperTrophey.

Byrd, L. (2003). The Treasure on Gold Street: El tesoro en la calle oro. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.

Cohn, D. (2002). ¡Sí se puede! Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.

Garza, C. L. (1996). In My Family: En mi familia. San Francisco: Children's Book Press

Gonzalez-Jensen, M. (1997a). Judge for a Day. Crystal Lake, IL: Rigby.

Gonzalez-Jensen, M. (1997b). Juez por un día. Crystal Lake, IL: Rigby.

Hayes, J. (2001). El cucuy: A Bogeyman Cuento in English and Spanish. El Paso: Cinco Puntos Press.

Hayes, J. (2004). La llorona: The Weeping Woman. El Paso: Cinco Puntos Press.

Jiménez, F. (1998). La mariposa. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Levin, E. (1989). I Hate English. New York: Scholastic..

Martinez, V. (1996). Parrot in the Oven: Me vida. New York: HarperCollins.

Morris, A. (2000). Families. Carmel, CA, Hampton-Brown.

Pérez, A. I. (2000). My Very Own Room: Mi propio cuartito. San Francisco: Children's Book Press.

Rice, David. (2001) Crazy Loco. New York: Dial Books.

Rodríguez, L. (1997). América is her Name. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press.

Ryan, P. (2000). Esperanza Rising. New York: Scholastic.

Soto, G. (1997). Buried Onions. San Diego: Harcourt Brace.

Palacios, A. (1997b). Una ciudad, una escuela, muchas comidas. Crystal Lake: Rigby.

Ripton, P. C. (2004). From Texas to California. Barrington, IL: Rigby.

Rosa-Casanova, S. (1997). Mama Provi and the Pot of Rice. New York: Atheneum Books.

Shihab-Nye, N. (1994). Sitt's Secrets. New York: Aladdin.

Torres, Leyla. (1998). Leliana’s Grandmothers. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux

Tsang, N. (2003). Rice All Day. Barrington, IL: Rigby.