Do you have a A-list of celebrity educators? You know, the people whose names have earned your respect throughout your classroom tenure because you know that they know what they're talking about. Their words are tried and true.
Gay Su Pinnell and Irene C. Fountas are definitely on my A-list! Ever since I read Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Students in college (1998!) and Guiding Readers and Writers Grades 3-6 a couple of years later, my teaching philosophy and literacy practices have been unmistakably shaped by these two women.
You can view a few sample pages of the prompting guide at this link as well as read one dual language teacher's review of this product on her blog.
Tell me you are not excited about this!!! But wait, there's more! Pinnell and Fountas also provide the Continuo de adquisición de la lectoescritura Grados PreK-2: Guía para la enseñanza. This is the Spanish adaptation of The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades PK-2: A Guide to Teaching. The first half of the book includes an explanation of the many instructional components that interact in the classroom to build literacy. The second half of the book walks through each of the F&P guided reading levels A-N and describes the behaviors and understanding to notice, teach, and support. An especially useful part of this section is the gray "Planning for Word Work after Guided Reading" box that includes many specific examples for explicitly addressing Spanish word analysis. You can see a sample of this resource at this link.
Now, because I love my ITDL readers SO much, I have contacted some of my favorite providers of bilingual resources to ask them to consider donating a resource to one of you. My wonderful friends at Heinemann have offered to give one lucky ITDL both of the resources described above. Want to win? Just follow the Rafflecopter directions below (giveaway is limited to US residents only).
a Rafflecopter giveaway Just in case you aren't the lucky winner of these resources, you can download eBooks of the English and Spanish prompting guides for the iPad here for just $9.99 each.