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The Show Me Multiliteracy project is seeking proposals from Missouri educators of multilingual learners for activities that promote family engagement and the development of literacy in English and families' home languages. To learn the specifics, read the call for proposals and browse exemplary projects that were funded. We can guide you through the steps to assist you with developing a winning grant project.

See Examples of Winning Demonstration Projects

Multilingual Listening Library: Using Yoto audio players to support all students

Multilingual Listening Library: Using Yoto audio players to support all students

Three second-grade classrooms offered their students access to a multilingual listening library. The main objective of this project was to promote the use of home languages and encourage English language acquisition.This project had two primary goals:To provide students with frequent access to…

Multilingual Listening Library: Using Yoto audio players to support all students
Around the World: Family Literacy Night

Around the World: Family Literacy Night

Around the World Family Literacy night is a project designed to highlight differences in culture and build literacy skills. As an EL teacher in my district, I understand the importance of creating opportunities for our students and families to learn about other cultures within our school community.…

Around the World: Family Literacy Night
Home-to-School Literacy Project: Increasing family literacy with bilingual resources

Home-to-School Literacy Project: Increasing family literacy with bilingual resources

Family literacy activities are essential for student academic success in school. The Home-School Literacy Project equips students and parents with bilingual activities, books, and resources to support their literacy skills. Families participate in a literacy night to share their own experiences and…

Home-to-School Literacy Project: Increasing family literacy with bilingual resources
Many Voices, One School: Using QR codes to give ELs a voice

Many Voices, One School: Using QR codes to give ELs a voice

Many of our students come to us from various countries, backgrounds, and cultural experiences. While some families bring educational experiences from their home countries before relocating to the United States, others, particularly our newcomers, may not have a strong literacy background or history…

Many Voices, One School: Using QR codes to give ELs a voice
A Multicultural Pirate’s Reading Night

A Multicultural Pirate’s Reading Night

Our school mascot is a pirate. My project, A Multicultural Pirate’s Reading Night, was an event in which multicultural families who have children enrolled in Preschool or Kindergarten were invited to learn about the importance of promoting literacy in their first language as well as English. The…

A Multicultural Pirate’s Reading Night
Promoting Family Conversations in Multiple Languages

Promoting Family Conversations in Multiple Languages

There is a need for deep conversation, even at a first-grade level. The purpose of the project is to promote conversations between students and their families via play, read-alouds, and everyday activities through literacy kits that students can check out. The kits include books, phonics games,…

Promoting Family Conversations in Multiple Languages
Celebrating Multilingual Magic: Nurturing the Social and Emotional Well-being of English Language Learning Children

Celebrating Multilingual Magic: Nurturing the Social and Emotional Well-being of English Language Learning Children

Wanda Gray Elementary stands as a cornerstone for education in Springfield, Missouri, providing a nurturing space for a diverse student population. Currently hosting 483 students weekly, with 29 benefiting from English Language Development (ELD) services and speaking languages other than English at…

Celebrating Multilingual Magic: Nurturing the Social and Emotional Well-being of English Language Learning Children
A World of Languages in Our Classroom: Celebrating cultural diversity with guest readers

A World of Languages in Our Classroom: Celebrating cultural diversity with guest readers

As a model language-rich classroom in my district, it is my goal to provide a comfortable, interactive environment for our multilingual students and their families. When students see their native language in books, posters, and through multimedia presentations they feel valued and have a sense of…

A World of Languages in Our Classroom: Celebrating cultural diversity with guest readers
DEAR to Me: Fostering biliteracy through middle school mentors

DEAR to Me: Fostering biliteracy through middle school mentors

DEAR to Me stands for Drop Everything and Read to Me and that is exactly what happened at the Monett Early Childhood Center.DEAR to Me is a special time for Middle School students to come and read in small groups.  Our kindergarten students got to hear books read to them in English, Spanish and…

DEAR to Me: Fostering biliteracy through middle school mentors
Dig Into Reading: Promoting students reading 15 minutes daily in school and at home

Dig Into Reading: Promoting students reading 15 minutes daily in school and at home

Through the Dig Into Reading multiliteracy project, we have created a culture of reading within our school and are continuing to promote reading engagement at home. We have been able to provide multilingual literacy resources and encouragement to enhance students' reading in their preferred…

Dig Into Reading: Promoting students reading 15 minutes daily in school and at home
HELLO! HOLA! XIN CHÁO! BONJOU! HALO! Connecting high school and elementary English language learners

HELLO! HOLA! XIN CHÁO! BONJOU! HALO! Connecting high school and elementary English language learners

As the population of English learners (ELs) continues to grow in our community, students can utilize their home language as a means to develop second language skills. The ELL Outreach Program brings together students of different ages yet similar cultures and languages to improve their English…

HELLO! HOLA! XIN CHÁO! BONJOU! HALO! Connecting high school and elementary English language learners
Many Languages, One Shelf: The Building Bilingual Book Section Project

Many Languages, One Shelf: The Building Bilingual Book Section Project

This project allows English learners the opportunity to check out materials that represent diverse cultures and languages. Most materials are bilingual and include English translations on the same page. These resources promote and maintain ELs’ home languages and build English proficiency. As a…

Many Languages, One Shelf: The Building Bilingual Book Section Project
Our Cultural Heritage: Students create a bilingual alphabet book of their home country with family assistance

Our Cultural Heritage: Students create a bilingual alphabet book of their home country with family assistance

Our Cultural Heritage is a project designed for students and families to work, share, and learn together. This project is designed for students to practice various reading, writing, and speaking skills to create an alphabet book about their families’ home countries.  Using a digital online book…

Our Cultural Heritage: Students create a bilingual alphabet book of their home country with family assistance
Language Clubs: Promoting cultural diversity and biliteracy through language clubs

Language Clubs: Promoting cultural diversity and biliteracy through language clubs

The students in our school come to us from many different backgrounds and cultural experiences. As educators, it’s our job to make all students feel welcomed and safe at our school and in our classrooms. Promoting and valuing the first language helps English learners and bilingual children feel more…

Language Clubs: Promoting cultural diversity and biliteracy through language clubs
Welcome to Our Language Lab

Welcome to Our Language Lab

How can we make our schools more welcoming, accepting, and engaging for our students and families joining us from other places around the world? With a Language Lab!

Welcome to Our Language Lab
Multilingual Garden Unit

Multilingual Garden Unit

A community garden not only adds beauty to a school but also instills pride in the students that help build it. By utilizing best practices that teach English Learners (ELs), students explored how to design a garden.

Multilingual Garden Unit
Multilingual Story Garden

Multilingual Story Garden

A community garden not only adds beauty to a school but also instills pride in the students that help build it. By utilizing best practices for English learners (ELs), students visited a local community garden in the city to learn about gardening and sustainability. They also participated in a story…

Multilingual Story Garden
Multicultural Newsletter

Multicultural Newsletter

The multicultural newsletter aims build connections with multilingual families by getting to know them and by introducing them to the school community. Amber Troye shares her protocol and experiences that can help educators deepen their knowledge about multilingual learners’ home cultures,…

Multicultural Newsletter
Family Literacy Night

Family Literacy Night

The Family Literacy Night project involves caregivers in the life of an elementary school. In preparation for the event, reading buddies in kindergarten and 4th grade partner to read multicultural books; they also learn to tell wordless picture books and author their own.

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Family Literacy Night
Better Together Unit in Nixa Public Schools

Better Together Unit in Nixa Public Schools

Kara Griffin at Summit Intermediate in Nixa Public Schools presents the blueprint of a project that aimed to welcome new families and unite the school around exploring the home cultures and languages of the students who attend. The project contributed a multilingual collection to the school library…

Better Together Unit in Nixa Public Schools
Newcomer Welcome Kits

Newcomer Welcome Kits

Sarah Reeves at Bayless School District in St. Louis, Missouri describes her school's activities that aimed at creating a welcoming environment for newcomer refugee families by supplying them with useful items in a thoughtfully assembled backpack.

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Newcomer Welcome Kits