Creating a Title III Program at your District

Creating a Title III Program at your District- The U.S. Department of Education requires that public schools and state agencies act to overcome the language barriers that impede equal participation by students in their instructional programs. In a letter dated January 7, 2015 titled Dear Colleague Letter: English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents, The U.S. Department of Education … Read More

Katherine Del MonteCreating a Title III Program at your District

Parenting is As Important As Schools

Back to the Future: Revisiting the Studies that found Parenting is As Important As Schools Many of you may remember the Time Magazine story that proclaimed that parenting is more important than schools. It’s worthwhile to revisit that story and the research on which it is based because important findings are often forgotten or missed in the clamor and bustle … Read More

Katherine Del MonteParenting is As Important As Schools

Five Steps to Improve Spanish-speaking Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is a process. There are five key steps in the process when schools are working to involve Spanish-speaking parents in the school-going culture. Step 1: Be cost-effective and specific in your efforts. There is an achievement gap in the test scores of Latino children and their counterparts that needs to be closed. In order to close it, you … Read More

Katherine Del MonteFive Steps to Improve Spanish-speaking Parent Involvement

Texas Library Association selects two of our book titles for Tejas Star Reading List 2015

The Texas Library Association selected two of our book titles for the 2014-2015 Tejas Star Reading List. Lectura Books publishes bilingual books for The Latino Family Literacy Project™, in English and Spanish, since 2001, and has become experts in teacher training and bilingual curriculum for parent involvement throughout the United States. Many of our books have received national and international … Read More

Katherine Del MonteTexas Library Association selects two of our book titles for Tejas Star Reading List 2015

Grants for Literacy Programs with English Learners

The following list with grant opportunities is to help you start a literacy program for English Learners or enhance the programs you currently offer at your school. Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Download the full document Walmart Community … Read More

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Parent Engagement Resources for Public Schools

Parent Engagement Resources for Public Schools There are many resources for teachers and parents to help parents become more involved in their child’s education. But sometimes it’s overwhelming. And every state has different expectations, funding, available programs and resources available to them. The Latino Family Literacy Project™ follows closely the trends in Parent Engagement and has pulled together the following … Read More

Katherine Del MonteParent Engagement Resources for Public Schools

The Secret Lives of Bilingual Books on Huffington Post

As published on Huffington Post March 31, 2015 Many Americans are familiar with well-known mainstream children’s books such as the Dr. Seuss series, Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild Things Are. But what about Americans who come from another culture, speak another language or are bilingual? What children’s books are there for them and their families? This group, until recently, … Read More

Katherine Del MonteThe Secret Lives of Bilingual Books on Huffington Post

California and Texas: Leaders in Parent Involvement with Hispanic Parents

California and Texas: Leaders in Parent Involvement with Hispanic Parents California is home to nearly 13 million Latinos or about 36% of the state’s population while Texas can claim nearly 8 million Latinos or about 35 percent of its population. These two states also have the highest number of English language learners (ELLs) who speak Spanish in school: approximately 1.3 … Read More

Katherine Del MonteCalifornia and Texas: Leaders in Parent Involvement with Hispanic Parents

How Title III Works

We are often asked about How Title III works. Title III is a law that’s been in place since 1965 and updated periodically with the last update taking place in 2001. Its official title is the English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act. The law specifically targets what are referred to as Limited English Proficient (LEP) children and … Read More

Katherine Del MonteHow Title III Works

Building Cognitive Skills for Academic Success

Building Cognitive Skills for Academic Success — A New Report Tells Us Why and How The New America Foundation recently released a report, Skills for Success, that lays out the reasons why developing cognitive skills, habits, and mindsets form a strong basis for academic success. What are these skills for success or SFS? The authors, Melissa Tooley and Laura Bornfreund … Read More

Katherine Del MonteBuilding Cognitive Skills for Academic Success