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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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Innovative Flipped Classroom Teaching Tips

How would you envision a flipped classroom for bilingual students? A flipped classroom is just what it means – an inverted class where students take the direction of the learning experience. For bilingual students, that learning generates a powerful way to acquire more than language skills. Students receive what they are learning and use it positively.  How to Start a Flipped Classroom  A flipped classroom…

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Family Members in Spanish Words for Beginners

Family members in Spanish words represent many different scenarios for children to understand family patterns. While there are many ways to constitute families, children learn best when they associate what they know. That is, adoptive, blended, foster care or extended families can make up the world of a child. So, when developing lesson plans and activities in teaching families, are there specific words to keep…

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Holiday Homeschool Resources

Holiday homeschool resources are ideal ways to incorporate new ideas into your curriculum. Whether you have a bilingual lesson plan for your classroom or homeschool class, various learning materials are fun to explore. You can add engaging activities to your lesson plans. In that way, lesson planning doesn’t have to be a chore. With holiday homeschool resources in various subject areas, the possibilities are endless.

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Spanish Winter Holidays Vocabulary

Spanish winter holidays come every year during December. Classrooms filled with decorations and word walls show the many different celebrations from around the world. Even in world language classrooms, you often see maps and boards full of descriptive festivities. Well, why not have time during lessons to celebrate holidays from around the world? Besides, children see many displays around the cities, malls, and shopping areas.…

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Spanish Thanksgiving words

Spanish Thanksgiving Words for Bilingual Reading

Spanish Thanksgiving words are the ideal introduction to many lessons in friendship, family, and holidays. Many classrooms enjoy the decorations or perhaps holiday parties. In addition to the fun in class, learning Spanish Thanksgiving words encourages children to apply these words. By using them in conversations or reading, students can experience the words in English and Spanish. Besides, children enjoy Thanksgiving activities in the classroom…

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Spanish Halloween vocabulary

Spanish Halloween Vocabulary for Early Readers

Spanish Halloween vocabulary is a fantastic time to get students excited about learning Spanish. Most classrooms fill walls with fall or Halloween decor. So, Halloween terms are already surrounding children. That is the perfect opportunity to teach them various elements of Halloween. Maybe you have a particular theme for fall, which makes it easier to point out vocabulary words. Also, most teachers will host a…

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Bilingual Teachers: First Year Tips to Skyrocket Your Teaching

Bilingual teachers need all the support in the classroom they can get. Besides planning dual-language lessons and activities, first-year bilingual teachers adapt to the many tasks of teaching. Anywhere from meetings to classroom set-up, bilingual teachers have to do plenty of activities. Perhaps, you know a teacher friends or you’re a first-year bilingual teacher. You know the complexities of managing a classroom and all the…

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