Students in my level two Spanish classes collaboratively wrote and illustrated bilingual storybooks about healthy routines. In Spanish, they developed characters, outlined plots, edited drafts, and illustrated as a team. As a last step, they translated books into English.
Students read their bilingual books to elementary students. By presenting their books in Spanish and English, students promoted equity for elementary students whose first language is Spanish. In addition to developing their own communication skills in Spanish, students were models of literacy to 1st graders.