Celebrate Diversity in the Classroom with New Practical Manual for Teachers

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A new book helps educators embrace multiculturalism in their classrooms with lesson plans, games, and fun diversity activities. In Building Bridges with Bilingual Books and Multicultural Resources, teachers and homeschoolers receive practical tools to support culturally responsive teaching.

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – A new book helps educators embrace multiculturalism in their classrooms with lesson plans, games, and fun diversity activities.

In Building Bridges with Bilingual Books and Multicultural Resources: A Practical Manual of Lesson Plans, Literacy Games, and Fun Activities from Around the World to Celebrate Diversity in the Classroom and at Home (Language Lizard, December 2019), Anneke Vanmarcke Forzani taps her 15 years of experience supporting bilingual educators to create a useful manual that helps teachers and homeschoolers incorporate cultural diversity into their teaching.

This timely and practical manual shows educators how to:

– Build culturally responsive classrooms

– Create positive connections with dual language students & families

– Teach children about other languages & cultures

– Support literacy development among English language learners

– Foster a welcoming and inclusive learning environment

Building Bridges includes numerous multicultural lesson plans that use bilingual books and diversity activities to support literacy development and build culturally inclusive classrooms. The lessons meet Common Core State Standards and include detailed procedures, assessments, cross-curricular extension activities, and vocabulary-building flashcards.

Each lesson incorporates optional ESL activities, accommodations for language learners, and suggestions for involving dual language families. Also included in the book are games, foods, and crafts from around the world; diverse language profiles; handouts to build community in the classroom; unique multicultural holidays and events to celebrate diversity; and useful links and resources.

“Today teachers need to provide welcoming and inclusive educational environments for their diverse student populations,” says Forzani. “By building culturally responsive classrooms, all students develop a greater understanding of and respect for diverse cultures, enhancing community in the classroom.”

Anneke Vanmarcke Forzani is the President and Founder of Language Lizard LLC, which provides multicultural resources in over 50 languages to schools, libraries, and literacy organizations. She has presented workshops about using multicultural resources in diverse classrooms at educational conferences. You can read her blog about Supporting Multicultural Classrooms & Bilingual Families at https://blog.languagelizard.com/

Book written with assistance from Dr. Heather Leaman, coordinator of the Master’s of Education program in Applied Studies and Teaching at West Chester University.

Building Bridges with Bilingual Books and Multicultural Resources: A Practical Manual of Lesson Plans, Literacy Games, and Fun Activities from Around the World to Celebrate Diversity in the Classroom and at Home is available now at www.LanguageLizard.com, Amazon (Kindle), Ingram, leading book retailers, and ebook distributors worldwide.

Ebook ISBN: 9781951787011

Price: $9.99

Paperback (8 ½ x 11) ISBN: 9781951787004

Price: $34.95

236 Pages

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CONTACT: Anneke Forzani, 888-554-9273, info@LanguageLizard.com

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