This FREEBIE provides a list of the first 100 bilingual books ideal for Literacy-based language interventions with Dual language learners grades pre-k through 2nd. I’ve included a routine to introduce and teach vocabulary.
One of the most impactful ways we can help students develop language skills, is by reading to them every day. This is of particular importance to English language learners in the process of developing two languages. Literacy-based intervention has been used successfully for vocabulary and grammar development by increasing vocabulary and by increasing the understanding of word relationships and complex sentence structures (Gillam & Ukrainetz, 2006; Crowe, Norris, and Hoffman, 2000).
In addition to promoting growth in oral language development, shared reading experiences also provide an important link to literacy development. Reading to students promotes a greater eagerness to read (Mason & Blanton, 1971), exposes students to printed materials they are not yet able to read independently (Teale, 1984), and provides them with positive reading role models. Such exposure to books can provide a critical foundation for academic success.