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Bilingual Reading: Pumpkins and Harvest Time

Bilingual reading about pumpkins does not have to limit to books to Halloween or spooky stories. Many bilingual pumpkin stories carry a message of harvest time. While children might like to read funny Halloween stories, encourage them to seek other types of bilingual literature. Learning about pumpkins in a fun reading activity can motivate them to learn other language skills.

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Community Helpers Activities for Bilingual Preschoolers

Community helpers activities can supplement any bilingual lesson in preschool. Whether you teach about the hard work of first responders, police officers, mail carriers, and other public service positions, develop fun activities to learn. Many of your students will interact with different informational text about careers in the community or public service. So, use community helpers activities already present in bilingual areas. 

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Sing and Speak Spanish: A Virtual Learning Experience

Sing and Speak Spanish, a language program in San Diego, California, is an ideal way to learn Spanish in a virtual setting. As many schools and homeschool groups go virtual, learning via a computer is not new. Many language programs use technology like apps, computers, and live sessions to teach Spanish. Sing and Speak Spanish includes a fun way to add music and learning into…

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Bilingual Sight Words: Learning About Apples

Bilingual sight words for dual-language students is a good start for reading. Beginning to grasp reading in English and Spanish, you might want to use bilingual books that display both languages. In that way, your students can interact with both vocabularies in the text. Perhaps, you can also use reading methods to address letter identification and syllable formation. With these tools, bilingual students begin to…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Activities

Hispanic Heritage Month activities can vary depending on grade levels. For early grades, you might consider simple, straightforward activities. In comparison, in the upper grades, learning about Hispanic culture can create more meaningful experiences. That is, older children could begin to ask about different cultures and other places as they get to know classmates. If your classroom is a bilingual class full of wonderful children…

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First Day of School Bilingual Reading Tips

The first day of school is just as nerve-wracking for teachers as it’s for students. Most of the time, students may have met the teacher during meet-the-teacher events. However, for students that couldn’t attend those events, they might feel nervous. Usually, students don’t know what to expect. Also, they may feel anxious about their classmates and the school environment. With all these emotions, teachers need…

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Back to School: How to Make a Photo Frame

Back to school can be an exciting time for children. For most students, they anticipate a new classroom, teacher, classmates, and the environment. These unique moments in schooling can also build anxiety in young children. For example, for preschoolers transitioning to kindergarten, children may feel stressed and anxious. While these feelings are part of new beginnings, there are fun ways to encourage children to share…

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Spanish Sight Words Games for Second Grade

Spanish sight words games develop more than language skills. With various interactive games, children engage in playtime, collaboration, and learning. Playtime while learning is a fun way to introduce sight words. However, consider that playing time also needs structured learning. With any game strategy, you use to learn new words, add other materials or instructional methods to supplement what they learn. In learning bilingual sight…

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Kindergarten Readiness Tips for Dual-Language Learners

Kindergarten readiness is the perfect time to begin thinking about the foundational skills your preschooler needs. While the months before school starts has more of a relaxing atmosphere, getting your preschooler ready for kindergarten is worthwhile. Of course, there are many fundamental skills that they learn every day. However, focusing on specific tasks can help your preschooler master those skills before entering in the classroom.…

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