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Summer Reading Challenge Resources

Summer reading challenge resources encourage bilingual learners to read and participate in various reading programs. You can easily find many summer reading challenges at your local library and bookstores, from infants to teens. However, summer reading may not be an easy task for bilingual learners. Sometimes, there are a limited amount of stories, books, or story-time activities. Encourage your bilingual learner to read with these…

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Bilingual Solar System and Earth Read-Aloud

Bilingual solar system and Earth in Spanish lessons comprise specific content vocabulary and science concepts. Explaining outer space to young bilingual learners may need additional activities to visualize ideas. While learning about outer space might be challenging, create other fun ways to explore these concepts. Many of the activities you can use can be as simple as practicing bilingual vocabulary, making solar systems, or interacting…

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Spanish fruits and vegetables

Spanish Fruits and Vegetables Vocabulary List

Spanish fruits and vegetables can consist of many terms. Just as there are many varieties of fruits and vegetables, there are many versions of the Spanish words. While these terms originate based on a region, the basic concept remains the same. Young bilingual learners can use these Spanish fruits and vegetables list to increase their vocabulary. In that way, they can also learn about other…

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Dr. Seuss Reading Week for Bilingual Learners

Dr. Seuss reading week is a fantastic time to read books by Dr. Seuss and other titles. Promoting literacy in this way engages your bilingual readers to learn about different topics. Besides having a great way to incorporate reading, take this time to add after-reading activities.   Dr. Seuss Reading Week Ideas For example, you can create activities like puzzles, word matching, or even hand…

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Little Red Riding Hood Bilingual Read Aloud

Little Red Riding Hood is a classic tale that includes many literary elements and a fun text to read. While the original story by the Grimm brothers contained scary situations, there are versions to please young readers. The little red riding hood story has a simple text to help young bilingual readers retell the story. Aside from story elements, you can use the text to…

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Supporting Special Needs Learners: Annie from Accessible College

Supporting special needs learners from K-12 grades can sometimes be a challenge. As special needs students incorporate valuable lifelong skills, they become more self-aware. After that, many special needs students might seek higher education. However, the transition to college may not be an easy one. I sat down with Annie Tulkin from Accessible College to talk about supporting special needs learners going to college. Surprisingly,…

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Spanish Sight Words Ideas and Resources

Spanish sight words ideas for bilingual learners consist of fun games and hands-on activities. In this way, you can encourage young bilingual learners to identify sight words in various contexts. Besides using traditional tools like flashcards, encourage your students to develop skills to enhance memorization of these words. Align learning Spanish sight words with bilingual stories and fun games for deeper learning. 

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Learning about Shona and Ndebele Languages with Yeve from Philisacreatives

Learning about Shona and Ndebele languages may be a creative way to approach linguistics, especially when you want to learn other languages. When I sat down with Yeve Sibanda from Philisacreatives, she mentioned how valuable a book about Shona and Ndebele is for any bilingual learner. In her recent book, My First Book of Shona and Ndebele languages, she explains the essential parts of knowing…

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Valentine’s Day Bilingual Activities and Read-Aloud Story

Valentine’s Day bilingual activities can boost those language skills forgotten from previous months. Winter breaks or long pauses between learning periods can disrupt the learning pattern in the classroom. Sometimes you might have to reinforce or refresh concepts. In most cases, reviews of early concepts can help bilingual students stay on track.

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