Vivian Pratts

Mrs. Vivian Pratts is an experienced Bilingual Teacher, Elementary Principal and Bilingual/ESL PK-12 director. She has over 30 years of educational experience. For the 2015-2016 school year, Ms. Pratts was Spring Branch ISD’s Elementary Principal of the Year. She is currently an Educational Consultant also working on her doctoral dissertation. Her research interests include translanguaging with emergent and experienced bilinguals, as well as how teachers extend and support student’s linguistic repertoire. Ms. Pratts provides professional development for parents, teachers and administrators as well as principals’ coaching in the areas of leadership and second language acquisition. Additionally, she presents at the local, state and national level. Ms. Pratts co-authored the article Designing and Implementing Effective Professional Development and Coaching for Dual Language Programs with Dr. Sandra Mercuri published by as well as Biliteracy para todos published by Okapi Publishing Company (2021).

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  • Biliteracy Development
  • Translanguaging
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Professional Development


CLLIF: Content, Language and Literacy Integration Framework


Delivered by: Sandra Mercuri & Vivan Pratts

Sessions: Three 90-minute sessions


Coaching and planning services also available


To develop authentic biliteracy for emergent and experienced bilingual learners, a shift from parallel monolingual English and Spanish instruction is needed. CLLIF is a holistic and integrated approach that embraces the bilinguals’ full linguistic repertoire as essential to meaning making through la trenza de la biliteracidad. The framework is anchored on bilingual pedagogies such as Preview-View-Review and Cross-Linguistic Connections. CLLIF empowers teachers to integrate reading, writing, oracy and metalanguage across the two languages. In this one-day virtual workshop, Sandra and Vivian will help the audience understand how to weave the two languages for biliteracy in the content areas.

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CLLIF: a Framework That Engages, Connects, and Empowers Multilingual Learners