GROW! ¡CREZCA! Language Building Storybooks: English-Spanish Book Set

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$69.00


Description

Engaging storybooks written in both English and Spanish to build vocabulary and teach important language skills for social and academic success.

Order includes set of 12 storybooks, activity manual, plus downloadable reproducibles.


GROW! ¡CREZCA! is a unique set of children’s books written by an SLP for English-speaking, Spanish-speaking, or bilingual children. The engaging stories are written side-by-side in English and Spanish, and feature four progressive levels that can be tailored based on age and language level.

Designed for early childhood language development, the stories are loaded with everyday vocabulary and authored to integrate multiple language targets in a naturalistic manner. Use to target describing, questioning, comparing, sequencing, classifying, summarizing, inferring and predicting. Order includes set of 12 books, resource manual, and downloadable worksheets. Ages 2 to 10 years. Made in the USA.

More than just engaging storybooks!

This versatile storybook set can be used as a tool for:

  • Non-identified students (monolingual or bilingual) within a Response to Intervention (RTI) model.
  • Identified monolingual students with differing language levels and needs.
  • Identified bilingual students for native language instruction in order to remediate a faulty first language foundation before or while introducing a second language.
  • ESL/ESOL/ELL teachers to help determine native language proficiency and to monitor continued growth of native language skills.

For monolingual therapists working with bilingual children, another benefit of this book series is that other educators, paraprofessionals, or family members who speak Spanish can be trained to utilize the books to promote appropriate language development in the native language. For example, the English-speaking clinician can work with the child using the English level appropriate for that child while the Spanish-speaking family member or educator is working with the child using the appropriate Spanish level.

 

Set of 12 storybooks, plus activity manual.

Each story is written in English and Spanish side-by-side.
The four progressive levels provide a simple way of scaffolding instruction.
As progress is made, the stories can be reread at higher levels.

Your Order Includes:

  • Set of 12 storybooks. view book covers >
  • Activity Manual, which includes:
    • List of vocabulary & language targets within each story.
    • Expanded vocabulary targets using each story theme.
    • Suggested supplemental activities.
    • 2,000 word English-Spanish glossary in alphabetical order and by word category.
  • PLUS! Downloadable Reproducibles:
    • Story Block Worksheets.
    • Story Element Worksheets.
    • Story Narrative Worksheets.
    • Page shield template to isolate each story level.

Age Range:

This book series is optimal for Spanish speaking or bilingual children ages 2-10 or whose language skills are at a toddler level up to a 3rd-grade level. Ideal for use by SLPs, Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Specialists, ESL/ESOL/ELL Teachers, and Parents.

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What's included in each story level?

The four progressive levels can be tailored for children based on their age and language level. Each level features increasingly complex language.

Level One
Simple nouns, imperative verbs, simple subject-verb-object sentence construction, concrete concepts, third person, present tense.

Level Two
Simple nouns and verbs, simple subject-verb-object sentence construction, concrete concepts, adjectives, some prepositional phrases, third person, present tense.

Level Three
Simple and compound sentences, one or more subordinate clauses, concrete and abstract concepts, more nouns and adjectives, prepositional phrases, adverbs, interrogative forms, first and third person, present and past tense.

Level Four
Compound and complex sentences, one or more subordinate clauses, concrete and abstract concepts, more nouns and adjectives, prepositional phrases, adverbial clauses, interrogative forms, advanced verbs, first and third person, present, past, and future tense.

 

 

"The kids love the Language and Story Books. I've been using them with many of my kids and I make use of the different levels and of the 2 languages. By this time I've transitioned to the English stories for many of the kids. The illustrations are very vibrant and the kids find them funny. Some have their favorite pictures. Many of the similar books that I've used in the past have stick figures or black and white drawings and you cannot compare the attention that these stories command because of the illustrations. (By the way, the manual is OUTSTANDING!!!)"  Bilingual SLP

"I am so ecstatic about the output of oral language I am getting from the books! I was a little unsure how a group of my 1st graders would do because I usually have to present a fireworks show for them to stay on task and engage with me. They LOVED the books, and the language I got out of them was more than I've gotten from them lately, and for one kid, the most I've gotten EVER! THANK YOU!"  SLP

"I was so impressed with your books and manual that I have passed the info to my Case Manager and Director of Special Education for consideration of using these materials with our Special Education students who are "self-contained." We both loved the fact that the books had 4 levels which would benefit every child in her room. We also loved the way the manual had all that wonderful vocab targeted which could be expanded on throughout the instructional day. Again I say, wonderful product!" – SLP

"I have used these books and appreciated that they were written to use with different levels. The kids love them, too!"  SLP

"I use them and love them! My supervisor while I was doing my student teaching used them and I fell in love" – SLP

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What's Included

Your Order Includes:

    • Set of 12 storybooks. view book covers >
    • Activity Manual, which includes:
      • List of vocabulary & language targets within each story.
      • Expanded vocabulary targets using each story theme.
      • Suggested supplemental activities.
      • 2,000 word English-Spanish glossary in alphabetical order and by word category.
    • PLUS! Downloadable Reproducibles:
      • Story Block Worksheets.
      • Story Element Worksheets.
      • Story Narrative Worksheets.
      • Page shield template to isolate each story level.

 

 

Target Audience

This book series is optimal for Spanish speaking or bilingual children ages 2-10 or whose language skills are at a toddler level up to a 3rd-grade level. It is ideal to be used by SLPs, Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Specialists, ESL/ESOL/ELL Teachers, and Parents.

Author

Ana Paula G. Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP, is a trilingual speech-language pathologist and a clinical assistant professor in the field of speech-language pathology. She has extensive experience working with individuals with communication disorders, particularly bilingual children. She has authored numerous courses, webinars, articles as well as intervention materials and guides for diverse populations. Her specialized interests include articulation disorders, stuttering, language-literacy, and bilingualism. Many of her resources for SLPs, educators, and parents can be found on her personal website The Speech Stop (www.thespeechstop.com). Ana Paula is the author of  GROW! ¡CREZCA! Language Building Storybooks.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Ana Paula Mumy is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Ana Paula Mumy is the author of treatment materials, including the GROW! ¡CREZCA! Language Building Storybooks, published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Ana Paula Mumy has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclosure.

Customer Reviews

"Finding truly bilingual (Spanish/English) books for use in therapy sessions and as gifts to support language practice in the home has always been so difficult and costly. With the Crezca series of books, we are able to review both languages on the same page, adjust the reading/comprehension level as needed, AND invest in a truly great product without breaking the bank. As an itinerant preschool SLP, these books are phenomenal for travel between buildings and use with all of my caseload students of varying abilities! This series also comes with a manual that includes therapy targets and ideas for each book to assist those therapists who are on the go, like me, who have large caseloads and/or little planning time, and who are new SLPs eager to start their journey in the field! I highly recommend this series to all!" - Jeannie I. Henriques, Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist, The Speech Clinic, Inc., Wilmington, DE

"I have used these books and appreciated that they were written to use with different levels. The kids love them, too!"  SLP

"I am so ecstatic about the output of oral language I am getting from the books! I was a little unsure how a group of my 1st graders would do because I usually have to present a fireworks show for them to stay on task and engage with me. They LOVED the books, and the language I got out of them was more than I've gotten from them lately, and for one kid, the most I've gotten EVER! THANK YOU!"  SLP

"The kids love the Language and Story Books. I've been using them with many of my kids and I make use of the different levels and of the 2 languages. By this time I've transitioned to the English stories for many of the kids. The illustrations are very vibrant and the kids find them funny. Some have their favorite pictures. Many of the similar books that I've used in the past have stick figures or black and white drawings and you cannot compare the attention that these stories command because of the illustrations. (By the way, the manual is OUTSTANDING!!!)"  Bilingual SLP

"I was so impressed with your books and manual that I have passed the info to my Case Manager and Director of Special Education for consideration of using these materials with our Special Education students who are "self-contained." We both loved the fact that the books had 4 levels which would benefit every child in her room. We also loved the way the manual had all that wonderful vocab targeted which could be expanded on throughout the instructional day. Again I say, wonderful product!" – SLP

"I use them and love them! My supervisor while I was doing my student teaching used them and I fell in love" – SLP

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