COLLTS English and Spanish Book Bundle

By The American Institutes for Research AIR

Paperback: $112.78

Introducing the COLLTS Instructional Resource from AIR

Cultivating Oral Language and Literacy Talents in Students (COLLTS) is a research-based early childhood instructional resource from The Center for English Learners at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). A major goal of the Center for English Learners at AIR is to create the highest quality early childhood instructional resource to meet the needs of English learners and Dual language learners and that all children can benefit from. The COLLTS resource is distributed exclusively by Bebop Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books.

What's included in this Read Aloud Bundle?

This is the Read Aloud Bundle for the COLLTS English and Spanish Kit. It features books in both English and Spanish, including one copy each of the following books, around which the lessons are based:

  • Lola Loves Stories
  • The Snowy Day
  • The Paper Crane
  • From Seed to Pumpkin
  • Fernando’s Gift / El regalo de Fernando (bilingual edition)
  • Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea
  • A Lola le encantan los cuentos
  • Un día de nieve
  • El sol del verano
  • Los pájaros de la cosecha
  • Pescar es divertido
  • Fernando’s Gift / El regalo de Fernando (bilingual edition) used in 2 units, 2 copies included

Pair this read aloud bundle with the COLLTS English and Spanish Kit, which includes:

  • six units in English and six units in Spanish 
  • each unit has five lessons centered around a children’s book 
  • teaching guides
  • writing activities
  • picture cards with target vocabulary
  • observational protocol for coaches
  • bilingual family literacy take-home handouts

How can I learn more?

To learn more about the research supporting COLLTS, the authors, and professional developments and trainings, visit our COLLTS page

Read frequently asked questions here

Find an easy-to-share PDF about COLLTS here.

To learn more or receive a sample, fill out our interest form or contact us at

To speak with the authors of the COLLTS instructional resource or schedule professional development for your district and school (offered through the American Institutes for Research), please contact Shannon Keuter at

Note: Units or Titles in the COLLTS instructional resource cannot be be sold individually. Web discounts do not apply to Bebop Books products.

About the Creators

Thumb_screen_shot_2021-05-11_at_1.53.51_pm The American Institutes for Research AIR - Author

About AIR Established in 1946, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of education, health and the workforce. AIR’s work is driven by its mission to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR has offices across the U.S. and abroad. For more information, visit The Center for English Learners at AIR is committed to reducing the achievement gap and improving outcomes for English learners by connecting rigorous research to policy and practice. In addition to professional development related to COLLTS, Center staff conduct research related to teaching and learning; perform policy studies; provide technical assistance to states and districts to enhance English language learning; and support schools in implementing Attaining Core Content for English Language Learners (ACCELL), the AIR research-based approach for supporting teachers with English learners in their classrooms. For more information, visit