The Vamos a Leer blog is an outgrowth of our monthly book group. We love our book group—we get to meet once a month, discussing books focused on Latin America (in one way or another) with amazing educators. We get to discuss how to implement these books in classrooms, how to better engage our students through literacy, and how to encourage our students to think on deeper levels about global issues. But meeting once a month just wasn’t enough for us, we wanted to do more—enter the Vamos a Leer blog.
We wanted to create a space where we could compile available resources related to using Latin American themed materials to support literacy in the classroom. We know educators are busy and often over-burdened and don’t have the time to sift through and search for resources. We wanted to help. Our blog is an attempt to do ‘the leg-work’ for teachers—we compile lesson plans, research materials, resources, links to helpful blogs or author websites, and even write educator’s guides to accompany each book featured in our book group. We also wanted to provide a space for a ‘national’ or even ‘global’ book group through comments and discussions on our posts. Feel free to comment or ask questions on any of the posts. We check the blog regularly and will get back to you!! For more details on the resources we have available or how to make best use of the blog click on the How to Use tab from a main page.
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