NEW! PRH Education Translanguaging Collections

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Translanguaging is a communicative practice of bilinguals and multilinguals, that is, it is a practice whereby bilinguals and multilinguals use their entire linguistic repertoire to communicate and make meaning

(García, 2009; García, Ibarra Johnson, & Seltzer, 2017)

 

It is through that lens that we have partnered with teacher educators and bilingual education experts, Drs. Luz Yadira Herrera and Carla España to create the Translanguaging Collections: Affirming Bilingual and Multilingual Learners for Kindergarten through 12th grade.

 

The Translanguaging Collections grew out of Carla and Luz’s love for children’s literature, teachers that celebrate their students, and honoring the ways that children navigate their expanding language repertoires. The collections carefully consider how we are validating and supporting bilingualism and multilingualism in our learning communities. Each of the six themes and accompanying texts invite students to use their own experiences and languages to make connections and deepen their engagement with texts and people in their lives.

 

PRH Education Translanguaging Collections are framed through a critical bilingual literacies approach (España & Herrera, 2020) that consists of four guiding principles:

    1. ongoing self-reflection on our ideas around language

    2. unlearning harmful language hierarchies

    3. examining the world through a lens that shows how literacy, language, and power intersects

    4. celebrating children and youths’ dynamic use of language, or translanguaging.


Contact us to learn how the PRH Education Translanguaging Collections invites students to use their own experiences and languages to make connections and deepen their engagement with texts. The Translanguaging Collections are also available through your preferred education wholesalers and independent bookstores.

 

 

Listen to Drs. Luz Yadira Herrera and Carla España discuss their personal journey to translanguaging and their goal to bring stories with more linguistic and cultural diversity into the classroom.

 

 


Download the PRH Education Translanguaging Collections brochure to learn more about how you can use translanguaging as a method of teaching and as an important way of communication by bilingual and multilingual people.

 

 

Download sample Reading-in-Community lessons for each of the four book types (Picture Book, Early Reader, Middle Grade, and Young Adult) in the Translanguaging Collections.


Please connect with our PRH Pre-K 12 sales team should you have any questions about our libraries or would like information on ordering. The PRH Education Translanguaging Collections are also available through your preferred education wholesalers. A list can also be found on our
FAQ page under the Ordering section.

The six Translanguaging Collections are comprised of 15 unique titles across Picture Books, Early Chapter, Middle Grade, and Young Adult texts. They include an Educator Handbook with planning guides, reading-in-community plans, and language studies for each anchor text. Every collection provides fifteen unique titles to help grow translanguaging within the classroom community and across the school community with professional learning opportunities.

Each collection considers culturally and linguistically sustaining topics:

      • Identity

      • Place and Change

      • Intergenerational Connections

      • Migration and Immigration

      • Community and Connections that Sustain Me

      • Changemakers


Anchor Texts

Translanguaging Collections – Identity
(view title list – html | PDF | Media Resources)
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Anchor Texts

Translanguaging Collections – Place and Change
(view title list – html | PDF | Media Resources)
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Anchor Texts

Translanguaging Collections – Intergenerational Connections
(view title list – html | PDF | Media Resources)
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Anchor Texts

Translanguaging Collections – Migration and Immigration
(view title list – html | PDF | Media Resources)
Order the collection

Anchor Texts

Translanguaging Collections – Community and Connections that Sustain Me
(view title list – html | PDF | Media Resources)
Order the collection

Anchor Texts

Translanguaging Collections – Changemakers
(view title list – html | PDF | Media Resources)
Order the collection

 

Download the Translanguaging Proposal and Order Form here.

Please connect with our PRH Pre-K 12 sales team should you have any questions about our libraries or would like information on ordering. The Translanguaging Collections are also available through your preferred education wholesalers. A list can also be found on our FAQ page under the Ordering section.

Please click here to view the ebook ISBN list for the Translanguaging Collections. The file has individual tabs for each theme, and features the most popular ebook format ISBN.  Please note NOT every book in a print collection has a corresponding ebook. For pricing information, please contact your preferred ebook provider. A list of our EDU ebook partners can be found on our FAQ page under the Ordering section.

 

About the Creators

Carla España, PhD. is a middle-grade teacher, literacy consultant, researcher, author, and co-founder of the En Comunidad Collective. Dr. España partners with K12 schools and teacher preparation programs to support teachers, librarians, coaches, and administrators. Her teaching, writing, research, and workshops live at the intersection of critical literacies, bilingual/ multilingual education, children’s literature, language ideologies, curriculum development, and teacher education. She is the co-author of En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students with Dr. Luz Yadira Herrera. Find her on Twitter @ProfesoraEspana.

 

Luz Yadira Herrera, PhD. is a teacher, researcher, author, and co-founder of the En Comunidad Collective. Dr. Herrera has over sixteen years of experience in the education of emergent bilinguals in both mainstream and bilingual settings. She is currently an assistant professor of bilingual Education in the School of Education at California State University, Channel Islands. Dr. Herrera’s teaching and research are in culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy, translanguaging, critical pedagogies, and bilingual education policy. She is the co-author of En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students with Dr. Carla España. Find her on Twitter @Dra_LuzYadira.