Bilingual and Culturally Inclusive Storytime Programs

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Presented by Katie Scherrer at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference. Saturday June 29, 1-2:30 PM. Session sponsored by the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services. Find more at www.connectedcommunitiesconsulting.com or www.bilingualchildrensprogramming.blogspot.com. Session designed to introduce bilingual storytime to librarians who are new to such programming and who are not themselves bilingual. Covers three models of storytime. Introduces various components of bilingual storytime, including books, music, and storytelling. Presents resources for communicating early literacy information to Spanish-speaking parents.

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  • NYT Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/05/education/young-latino-students-dont-see-themselves-in-books.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0SLJ Response: http://www.slj.com/2013/01/books-media/collection-development/librarians-sound-off-not-a-lack-of-latino-lit-for-kids-but-a-lack-of-awareness/
  • Video from Storyblocks, a part of Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy: http://www.storyblocks.org/videos/chocolate-chocolate/
  • Video from Univision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQnhuj11zgI
  • Bilingual and Culturally Inclusive Storytime Programs

    1. 1. Bilingual and CulturallyInclusive StorytimeProgramsKATIE SCHERRERWWW.CONNECTEDCOMMUNITIESCONSULTING.COM
    2. 2. Let’s Start with a Song / Empecemos con unacanción¡HOLA AMIGOS!Hola amigos¿Como están?Muy bien, gracias¿Y usted?HELLO FRIENDS!Hello friendsHow are you?Very well, thank youHow about you?
    3. 3. Roadmap:• Structuring the Program• Components of the Program• Early Literacy• Set It Up for Success• Additional Resources• Questions
    4. 4. Bilingual StorytimeSTRUCTURING THE PROGRAM
    5. 5. BilingualStorytimeModels1. English Dominant andIntentionally Inclusive ofLatino Cultures and theSpanish Language2. Truly Bilingual: TwoPresenters3. Truly Bilingual: OnePresenter
    6. 6. Including and Celebrating Latino Culturesand the Spanish Language in EnglishStoryime• Inclusion• Books• Storytelling• Songs• Rhymes• Themes
    7. 7. Truly Bilingual: Two Presenters• Qualities of a Good Partner• Choosing a Community Partner(s)• Training Your Partner
    8. 8. Truly Bilingual: One Presenter• Required Language Proficiency• Hiring an Outside Presenter
    9. 9. ¡Movamos! Let’s Move! Spanish version by José-Luis Orozco on Canto yCuento“SI JUNTAMOS LAS MANITAS”Si juntamos las manitasHacen clap, clap, clapSi movemos los piecitosHacen tap, tap, tapY si abrimos la boquitaDice tra, la, laClap, clap, clap; tap, tap, tap; tra, la, la, tra, la,la“IF WE PUT OUR HANDS TOGETHER”If we put our hands togetherThey go clap, clap, clapIf we move our little feetThey go tap, tap, tapAnd if we open up our little mouthWe’ll sing tra, la, laClap, clap, clap; tap, tap, tap; tra, la, la, tra, la,la
    10. 10. Bilingual StorytimeCOMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM
    11. 11. Books• Bilingual• Latino Authors and Illustrators• English with Spanish Words• Translations
    12. 12. Latino Authors and Illustrators
    13. 13. Songs and Rhymes
    14. 14. Recommended Music for BilingualStorytime
    15. 15. Storytelling• Latino folktales• Creative dramatics• Prop stories• Puppetry• Flannelboard
    16. 16. Piñata!
    17. 17. Bilingual StorytimeEARLY LITERACY AND SCHOOL READINESSLA ALFABETIZACIÓN TEMPRANA Y PREPARACIÓN PARA LAESCUELA
    18. 18. Incorporating Early Literacy• Environment• MCPL Resources• ALA Poster• LVA Poster• Handouts• ALA Material – bookmarks, brochures• Colorín Colorado• Parent Messages• Train Your Community Partner(s)!
    19. 19. Colorín Colorado
    20. 20. Bilingual StorytimeWRAPPING UP
    21. 21. Your Program: Set it up for success!¡Prepáralo a tener éxito!• Is the program on a day/time that is accessiblefor families?• Can children of multiple ages participate?• How visible is the library in the community?• Is it possible to offer the program outside of thelibrary?• If the program is inside the library, is it visible?• Do you have strong relationships with localLatino community leaders?• Are you doing more that distributing flyers topromote the program?• What is the goal of the program and how is itbeing measured?
    22. 22. Reforma
    23. 23. ¡Es Divertido Hablar Dos Idiomas!
    24. 24. Print Resources
    25. 25. Upcoming Learning Opportunities• “Connecting with Spanish-Speaking Communities”• A four-week, online class offered through Library Juice Academy, July 1 – July 31. Cost is $175 perperson. Register at: http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/032-spanish-speaking.php• “Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca”• A four-week, online class offered through Library Juice Academy, August 1 – August 31. Cost is $175per person. Register at: http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/033-storytime-biblioteca.php• A more cost-effective option is available for large groups (12 – 30 people) whoare interested in offering either of these online classes to theirstaff/members. Please contact Katie directly for further information.• For complete information on in-person workshops available, please visithttp://www.connectedcommunitiesconsulting.com/training/in-person-workshops-for-library-staff/
    26. 26. The New American Reality
    27. 27. Questions? ¿Preguntas?Katie Scherrer – Connected Communitieswww.connectedcommunitiesconsulting.comhttp://bilingualchildrensprogramming.blogspot.com/https://twitter.com/ConnectedKatiewww.linkedin.com/pub/katie-scherrer/36/92b/a68http://www.slideshare.net/KatieCunninghamKatie@connectedcommunitiesconsulting.com

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