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Spanish Clothing Vocabulary for Bilingual Learners

Spanish clothing vocabulary can carry so many variations. From a simple shirt to an elaborate dress, many terms can describe clothing in Spanish. In teaching Spanish clothing to preschoolers, consider the essential words that they often encounter. When you activate prior knowledge of seasonal wear with clothing terms, preschoolers will be more apt to understand those words. In addition to word assimilation, use fun activities…

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Spanish Activity for Kids: Learning About Earth Day

Spanish activity for kids needs to encourage children to learn while playing. The concept of learning while playing, might not inspire students to learn more about a subject. Many students see the activity as another opportunity to play. However, teachers and parents can use this type of cognitive development to enrich learning in Spanish, and students have fun learning.  Celebrate Earth Day at Home Earth…

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Open Educational Resources for Bilingual Learners

Open educational resources or OERs are essential components of any bilingual teaching toolkit. Armed with resources in learning materials, professional development, and workshops, you can plan your course of instruction. In a few steps, OERs help you seek relevant and trustworthy materials for your class. Since OERs are such a valuable tool for teachers, how do you find platforms that will serve your students and…

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Spanish Body Parts Terms

Spanish body parts can quickly introduce traditional Spanish vocabulary to your students. With simple terms, you can differentiate your instruction to incorporate more than vocabulary. In each part of the Spanish lesson, you can add various teaching components to carry students from essential to advanced learning. In addition to basic knowledge, you also use fun, engaging songs, feelings, and the five senses to elevate each…

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Spanish Numbers Practice for Bilingual Learners

Spanish numbers practice is a fun learning experience for bilingual learners. Students can engage in learning Spanish numbers with songs, rhymes, and interactive games. There is so much to learn when it comes to Spanish numbers. Besides learning phonetics, students learn sequential order, numerical value, and literacy. When you can combine learning activities that promote all these areas of learning, you emphasize language skills at…

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Text to Speech Apps for Bilingual Learners

Text to speech apps as assistive technology tools to support ELL and dual-language learners can come in different ways. Most likely, you have computer software or tablets to help students master specific language skills. However, the idea of finding one text to speech app to accommodate most of the learning needs is not easy. While one app, software, or browser extension helps students in one…

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Gallery Walk Strategies for Bilingual Teachers

Gallery walk is an ideal teaching method to implement movement in the classroom. Whether you teach elementary or secondary grades, gallery walks integrate many teaching techniques. There are many ways to use student classwork to provide feedback and encourage class discussion. With gallery walks, you can use this method to review materials, evaluate a core subject concept, or develop a depth of knowledge of learning…

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Literacy Centers Quick Set Up Guide

Literacy centers or stations are ideal areas in the classroom for bilingual students to develop language skills. While these literacy stations support language development, they also integrate other skills. You might often use these methods in your classroom already, such as anchor charts and modeling transitions.  Planning and organization of literacy centers are crucial to learning success. 

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How to Get Started with Guided Reading

This article contains affiliate links. When you purchase from Scholastic, Spanish4Kiddos earns a small commission. In turn, you help Spanish4Kiddos use parts of the proceeds to purchase school supplies for teachers in need. Thank You! Guided reading is the most engaging way you can teach children to learn to read. In a group of five or six students, you can implement many reading skills. From…

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