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IDRA Semillitas de Aprendizaje ebook 2015

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Semillitas de Aprendizaje™ is a bilingual (Spanish/English) supplemental early childhood curriculum based on the art of storytelling. It focuses on literacy development and has culturally relevant materials for early childhood and primary grades. Each story of the theme-based supplemental curriculum encourages the richness of language and print. It is designed to help early childhood teachers and parents encourage communication and language exploration through literature discussions in both Spanish and English. Semillitas de Aprendizaje is research based, stemming from research conducted in our Reading Early for Academic Development (READ) project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. http://www.semillitasdeaprendizaje.com/

Semillitas de Aprendizaje™ is a bilingual (Spanish/English) supplemental early childhood curriculum based on the art of storytelling. It focuses on literacy development and has culturally relevant materials for early childhood and primary grades. Each story of the theme-based supplemental curriculum encourages the richness of language and print. It is designed to help early childhood teachers and parents encourage communication and language exploration through literature discussions in both Spanish and English. Semillitas de Aprendizaje is research based, stemming from research conducted in our Reading Early for Academic Development (READ) project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. http://www.semillitasdeaprendizaje.com/

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IDRA Semillitas de Aprendizaje ebook 2015

  1. 1. InterculturalDevelopmentResearchAssociation bilingual supplemental early childhood curriculum and professional development 1
  2. 2. Semillitas deAprendizaje is a bilingual (Spanish/English) supplemental early childhood curriculum, created by IDRA, based on the artof storytelling. Its culturally-relevant stories arefor children tolisten, view andthen read along. Children eventually begin torepeat the stories and learn the art of creating their own stories as well as recite poetry. Bi-literacy Focus  Blended instruction  Storytelling &poetry reading  Vocabulary development in both english &spanish  Alphabetic knowledge  English transition activities Interdisciplinary Units  Life skills  STEMfocus  Content integration Technology Integration  Higher order thinking activities  Phonemic awareness exercises 2
  3. 3. The Semillitas deAprendizaje curriculum reflects elements of Ellen Galinsky's seven essential life skills every child needs tothrive as life-long learners andtotake on life's challenges. These skills give children the ability to focus on goals,expand their intellectual capacity, cultivate strong, positive self-esteem andstimulate intellectual curiosity. Using culturally appropriateandrobust language encourages children tolearn easily and communicate what they have learned. Semillitas deAprendizaje alsoincorporates the Head Start Early Childhoodcompetency indicators through literacy center activities that focus on listening andunderstanding, speaking and communicating, phonological awareness, comprehension, book knowledge anduse, andprint knowledge andemergent writing. 3
  4. 4. Semillitas deAprendizaje offers a unique bilingual set ofearly childhood materials. Each story of the theme-based supplemental curriculum encourages the richness of language andprint. It is designed tohelp early childhood teachers andparents encourage communication and language exploration through literature discussions in both Spanish andEnglish. • Big Books • Storybooks • Preschool Math Books • Cartitas(Letters Home) • Storytelling &Storyreading Videos • Teacher Guide (Manualdel maestro) Training andtechnical assistance also isavailable – customized to your needs! 4 Semillitas deAprendizaje is research based,stemming from research conducted in our Reading Earlyfor Academic Development (READ) project, funded bythe U.S.Department of Education. Get more info online.
  5. 5. Set of10 illustrated stories featuring children andother characters whodiscover new things, like lifein the country, learning about spiders, firstaidkits, the seasons, geometric shapes at home, traditional beading, a dancing ostrich, counting critters, a circus dream andgold mining. The Storybooks aretwo books in one with the unabridged versions of each story in English andin Spanish appearing separately. AbelardoVillarreal,Ph.D.,ManagingEditorandLeadAuthor. ContributingAuthors –OraliaH.Lamas; Rosana Rodríguez,Ph.D.,IDRA; Illustrators –ThelmaMuraidaandClockworkStudios; EarlyEducationReadingConsultants –MaríaElena(Mari)Riojas Lester, M.E.;SylviaR. Manzano,M.A.;José L.Rodríguez,M.A.,IDRA; Dr.BradleyScott, IDRA; Spanish LanguageEditor –AmaliaMondríguez,Ph.D.;EnglishLanguageEditor –ChristieGoodman, APR $99 per set of 10books AvailablefromIDRAand Amazonfor$99 per set of10 Storybooks plusshipping. One set ofthe Storybooks is includedin the Semillitasde Aprendizaje™ Classroom Master Set. Paperback, 2013 These books are complemented bythe 10 Semillitas de Aprendizaje™ BigBooks. 5
  6. 6. With rich vocabulary, each book tells its beautiful story in English andin Spanish. Designed forearly childhood and primarygrades, the stories feature children andother characters whodiscover new things, like lifein the country, learning about spiders, firstaidkits, the seasons, geometric shapes at home, traditional beading, a dancing ostrich, counting critters, a circus dream andgold mining. These arethe abridgedversions ofthe stories with English andSpanish text appearing on the same page forreading aloudwith the class. Abelardo Villarreal, Ph.D.,ManagingEditor and Lead Author. DevelopmentTeam:ContributingAuthors –OraliaH.Lamas; RosanaRodríguez, Ph.D.,IDRA;Illustrators –ThelmaMuraida andClockworkStudios; Early EducationReading Consultants–María Elena (Mari)Riojas Lester, M.E.;Sylvia R. Manzano,M.A.;José L. Rodríguez, M.A.,IDRA; Dr.Bradley Scott, IDRA;SpanishLanguageEditor –Amalia Mondríguez,Ph.D.;EnglishLanguageEditor –Christie Goodman,APR $75 per set of 10books AvailablefromIDRAand Amazonfor $75 per set of10 Big Booksplusshipping. One set ofthe BigBooksisincluded in the SemillitasdeAprendizaje™ Classroom Master Set. Paperback, 2010 6
  7. 7. Set of 15 small books for classroom andhome use. The books feature photos of farmanimals andfocus on numeracy andsocial- emotional development. Each book includes basic concepts, questions andvocabulary (Spanish, English). Authors:Rosana G.Rodríguez,Ph.D.,IDRA; AbelardoVillarreal,Ph.D.,IDRA; José Rodríguez,M.A., IDRA Photography:HelenCox EditorialConsultant: AmaliaMondríguez,Ph.D. $100 per set of 15books AvailablefromIDRAand Amazonfor$100 perset of15 Preschool Math Set. One set of the Preschool Math Set is includedin the Semillitasde Aprendizaje™ Classroom Master Set. Paperback, 2011 Click to seethe scopeandsequencefor the PreschoolMathBooks (pdf) 7
  8. 8. Asetof20letters(10English,10Spanish)forteacherstosendhomefor parents.Each letterhasactivitiesrelatedthe Semillitasde Aprendizajestories, suchasgreatwaystobringthestoryhome,like book sharing,theartofplay, andhealthytraditionsin thefamily.Thelettersinclude a sectionon celebratingheritageandcultureanda spacefortheteachertosharewhatthe child lovedtodoin schoolthismonth. Usingthepowerofthestories,the Cartitasaredesignedtosharewithfamilies howtheirchildrenaredoingin class,toofferpracticalschool-homeactivities thatnurturechildren'sliteracyandnumeracy,andtoopen achannel ofcommunicationthatvaluesthe language,cultureandcontributionof children, familiesandteachers. AvailablefromIDRAfor$200 forthe fullpackage in Englishand $200 forthe fullpackage in Spanish (fullpackages include25 copies ofeach ofthe 10 Cartitastories).Alsoavailable in individual packetsof 25 per story (choose EnglishorSpanish) for$20. One sample copy ofeach Cartitaisincluded in the Semillitasde AprendizajeClassroom Master Set. Individual sheets; 2011 $200 for25copiesofeach ManagingEditorAndLeadAuthor:AbelardoVillarreal,Ph.D.,IDRA. ContributingAuthors: RosanaG.Rodríguez,Ph.D.,IDRA; LauriePosner,MPA, IDRA.Illustrators: ThelmaMuraidaandClockworkStudios 8 Cartitacoveringall10stories(choseEnglish orSpanish;or$400 for both languages)
  9. 9. Storytelling has been with us throughout human history. There is a strong connection between the teller andlistener anda unique kind ofengagement with the story. Both storytelling and storyreading support learning in the classroom andprovide different kinds ofliteracy experiences forstudents. This engaging DVD contains the 10 Semillitas de Aprendizaje™ stories told in twostyles: storyreading (in English) and storytelling (in Spanish). Each story in Spanish is preceded by an opening gathering song and followed by a closing song. Storytellers: OraliaH.Lamas andCameronTaylor,M.Ed. Videoproductionby:Say ItWith Photos Videos andMore...andMaverickVideoProductions,Inc. $20 per DVD AvailablefromIDRAfor$20. One copy ofthe DVD isincludedin the Semillitasde Aprendizaje Classroom Master Set. DVD,2015 Click to watch samplevideo clips 9
  10. 10. This teacher guide contains 10 units to lead your students through the Semillitas de Aprendizaje stories. Each unit has a set of classroom activities that include a morning song, storytelling, literacy connection with STEM explorations, center activities, phonemic awareness, writing and alphabet knowledge, English transition, family connections and informal assessment. In addition, wehave provided planning tools connected to knowledge, skill and concept objectives along with suggestions for using technology in early childhood. The guide corresponds with the set of 10 Semillitasde Aprendizaje Big Books, 10 Storybooks, 20 Cartitas (letters home) and 15 preschool math set. ManagingEditorAndLead Author:AbelardoVillarreal,Ph.D., IDRA. ContributingAuthors: JuanitaC.García,Ph.D.,IDRA; Rosana G.Rodríguez,Ph.D., IDRA;SylviaR. Manzano,M.A.;NilkaAvilés,Ed.D.,IDRA;BradleyScott, Ph.D., IDRA; LauriePosner,MPA,IDRA $150 each AvailablefromIDRAand Amazonfor$150 each. One copy of the teacher guideisincluded in the Semillitasde Aprendizaje Classroom Master Set. ISBN 978-1-935737-37-7; Three-ringBinder; 196 Pages; 2012 Lessons include… • Morningsong • Storytelling • LiteracyconnectionwithSTEM explorations • Centeractivities • Phonemicawareness • Writingand alphabetknowledge • Englishtransition • Familyconnections • Informalassessment Click to seeinside (pdf) Click to seethe scopeand sequenceforthe Teacher Guide(pdf) 10
  11. 11. Get your set today! • 10 Storybooks –beautifully-illustratedculturally-relevantbilingualstorieswithrich vocabulary • 10 Big Books –abridgedversionofthebilingual storybooksdesignedforclassroom interaction • 15 Preschool Math Books – bilingualforclassroomandhome use focusingon numeracyandsocial-emotionaldevelopment • 20 Cartitas (Letters Home) – withfamilyactivitiesforteacherstosend homefor parentsrelatedtothe10stories* • 1 Storytelling & Storyreading VideoDVD – bringsthestoriesto lifethrough engagingstorytellingin Spanishandstory-readingin English • 1 Teacher Guide(Manual delmaestro) – 10unitsin196pagestosupport earlychildhoodbilingualliteracydevelopment 11 $464 perset *Includes one sample copy ofeach Cartita,10 Englishand 10 Spanish. Full packages of Cartitasaresoldseparately for $200 in Englishand $200 for the full package inSpanish (fullpackages include25 copies ofeach ofthe 10 Cartitastories).Alsoavailable inindividual packetsof 25per story (choose EnglishorSpanish) for$20.
  12. 12. Through this early childhood set of materials,IDRA gives you a process forredesigning andre- energizing yourearly childhood education program that is moreresponsive tothe characteristics of diverse learners in yourschool ordistrict. IDRAprovides customized technical assistance and training that can include: classroom demonstrations andobservations, coaching for success, nurturingof innovations, andbuilding on existing strengths. ExamplesofSemillitasdeAprendizajetraining… • Presentinganoverviewofteacherguideforadministratorsandteachers • Integratingtheteacherguideunit activities intoyourdistrictor daycarecentercurriculum • Capitalizingontheartofstorytelling as awaytochannel languagelearning • Usinginteractiveactivitiestoengage childrenand developtheir communicationskills • Strengtheningconnectionsbetween schoolandhome • CreatingaCenterofExcellence where allyoungchildrenthriveand areready forschoolwithreading,cognitiveand emotionalsuccessforallpreschool children 12
  13. 13. Signup toget IDRA news byemail www.semillitasdeaprendizaje.com Fullflier & order form Classnotes Podcaston using Semillitas de Aprendizaje in the classroom 13
  14. 14. Intercultural Development Research Association Dr.María“Cuca”RobledoMontecel,President& CEO 5815CallaghanRoad,Suite101 SanAntonio,Texas78228 210-444-1710• contact@idra.org www.idra.org Assuring educational opportunity for every child 14

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