NCCLR Quick Guides for Teachers

The NCCLR Quick Guides for Teachers describe practical, hands-on strategies to support children's home and second language development using culturally appropriate and bilingual books. Developed specifically for busy education staff, the guides offer quick access to approaches that are supported by sound research and evidence-based practice.

NCCLR Quick Guide For Teachers: Selecting Culturally Appropriate Children's Books in Languages Other Than English

Selecting Culturally Appropriate Children's Books in Languages Other Than English [PDF, 1MB]
Reading books in a child's home language is a simple strategy that families and teachers can use to prepare children to be successful in school. Use this Quick Guide to find, select, evaluate, and use books to support language and literacy development in the home languages of young children. Available in English [PDF, 1MB] and Spanish [PDF, 948KB].

NCCLR Quick Guide For Teachers: How to Use Bilingual Books

How to Use Bilingual Books [PDF, 715KB]
Children who are bilingual benefit from books of all kinds – books in English, in their home language, and in both languages. This Quick Guide includes practical ideas for using bilingual books in the classroom and at home. Available in English [PDF, 715KB] and Spanish [PDF, 575KB].

Related Resources:
Selecting and Using Culturally Responsive Children's Books [PDF, 3MB]

NCCLR Quick Guides for Teachers. HHS/ACF/OHS/NCCLR. 2012. English.

Last Reviewed: April 2013

Last Updated: February 12, 2015