Spanish to English Bi-Literacy Transferability (SEBT) (K-6)

This institute has been carefully designed to effectively promote Spanish-to-English bi-literacy transfer. The institute includes:

  • Concepts of print

  • Phonological/Phonemic Awareness

  • Phonics

  • Fluency (w.High Frequency words)

  • Academic Language/Vocabulary

  • Comprehension (i.e., strategies and skills)


  • Understand scientifically-based reading research in bilingual school contexts

  • Learn models of how to teach English literacy by harnessing students' Spanish language arts content that prepares students for the English literacy instruction

  • Use literacy assessments in both languages to plan reading interventions

  • Plan and practice instruction using a bi-literacy transfer approach

How English Learners Will Benefit

English learners will benefit as they transition from Spanish reading to English more effectively by participating in an environment for English literacy to be learned in an "additive approach across grades." 

Professional Development Information and Resources 

The professional development provided in this institute is appropriate for:

  • K-6th Classroom Teachers

  • Bilingual or ELD Coaches