About the Program
Maravillas, a fully equitable Spanish Language Arts program, supports students as they become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural. Instructional plans, themes, skills, strategies, and test preparation mirror those of the core Wonders program. With a wealth of authentic literature ranging across the Spanish-speaking world, Maravillas gives students equity of access to rich texts and rigorous instruction.
With Wonders and Maravillas, Dual Language teachers are provided resources to support the development of literacy through a bilingual/bicultural curriculum and provide a context for all students to develop cognitively, linguistically, and academically through both languages. Students draw upon the two different languages to learn, make meaning, and communicate, engaging in the translanguaging process.
Dual Language planners that are available at each grade level, K–5, provide detail on the daily instruction in both Wonders and Maravillas side-by-side. Transferable and non-transferable skills from one language to the other are identified. Teachers can easily identify content that they do not have to teach in both languages, allotting more instructional time for the non-transferable skills.