Vibrante Press is a teacher authored and teacher run press which is dedicated to exciting, engaging and unique musical and visual aids for the foreign language, ESL, ELL, Special Ed, Science and Social Studies classroom.
Author and creator Lonnie Dai Zovi started writing when her own child was in her Spanish for children class and she had to make up her own songs, games, stories and more to teach effectively. Since the children and other teachers loved her curriculum so much, she decided to hire artists and professional musicians and market it. Vibrante Press had begun.
Throughout her over 30 years of on – going teaching of ESL, Spanish and Bilingual classes in elementary, middle school, high school and college, Lonnie continues to find educational voids to fill, more music, pictures, stories, games and more great materials to create for her classroom and yours.
Spanish – Our selection of Spanish learning materials include Lonnie’s great music for the classroom: ,Cantos, Ritmos y Rimas, Mariachi y Más, Cantos Calientes, Gira Musical, Spanish ¡Alive!, Español Alegre, and of course her NEW and REVOLUTIONARY Musical Echoing for Learning Spanish (Like musical and pictorial TPRS)
ESL, ELL and EFL –There are many ESL, ELL and EFL materials available in the U.S as well as world wide, but Lonnie’s materials are unique and fill definite voids in many ESL classrooms. These materials are especially good for ESL–Special Ed. students and reluctant, remedial or low-literacy ESL learners. Some of her unique ESL materials include Musical Echoing for Learning English, Rockin’ Rhythm and Rhymes, My Basic 1000 Words, True Ghost Stories That Teach and more.
Vibrante Press recognizes the needs for materials for Special Ed. ESL/ELL, or foreign language learners as their needs also need to be met. Some titles include the Include Me © Series (Ancient Civilizations and U.S.History (Pt. 1), LIfe Science, Earth Science and Physical Science) and Perfect Pics, Practice with Pics, and more.
Drama in the foreign language classroom is an effective way to input language and have fun at the same time. Vibrante Press both produces and distributes quality plays in Spanish, French, German and English. These include simple finger puppet plays to mighty mini-plays and legends.
Vibrante Press offers unique, niche fulfilling Social Studies programs. “True” Ghost Stories that Teach – Historically Based Stories with Content Area Connections for the intermediate reader, and the Include Me © Series, simple, leveled and very pictorialU.S. History book, Ancient Civilizations, Life Science digital book, Earth Science digital book and Physical Science digital book. especially good for the differentiated and inclusion classroom.