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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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Spanish Sports Vocabulary Games for Bilingual Learners

Spanish sports vocabulary is an ideal way to increase the learning of new words. With different themes, you can quickly introduce new terms. As students become familiar with new concepts, you can add games or activities to increase word retention. Of course, you can implement other instructional strategies, but using quick and easy Spanish mini-lessons can serve as warm-ups or review. In that way, you…

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Spanish Pet Vocabulary for Early Readers

Spanish pet vocabulary enhances learning in kids when they can identify different pet names. As with any new vocabulary, reading in context encourages your students to retain that information. Aside from having a word wall or a display of vocabulary words, using the Spanish pet vocabulary also integrates language and reading skills. Incorporate hands-on-activities with these words to maximize the learning experience. 

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Spanish Transportation Words for Beginners

Spanish transportation words can help build bilingual vocabulary. With simple words in transportation, you can add terms that are common to students. Also, you can easily use these terms in word walls, anchor charts, or vocabulary games. One essential teaching strategy is to use these words in context. Perhaps, using them in reading text passages or word matching games emphasizes students to grasp and retain…

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Bilingual Summer Reading Challenge

Bilingual summer reading books are not as plentiful as many multicultural families would hope. However, many virtual storytimes help families and educators with bilingual reading. Many public libraries have special online reading programs for K-12 grade students. These programs could be virtual readings, paintings, workshops, or webinars. While other options might be summer camps or learning centers, some of these places may or may not…

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Spanish House Terms for Bilingual Kids

Spanish house terms are ways to introduce new vocabulary in Spanish lessons. If you are combining Spanish words with different preschool themes or Spanish learning, house terms are ideal for adding more vocabulary. Besides incorporating new concepts in reading and interactive games, use these terms in writing practice. In this way, young readers seek these words in multiple ways. 

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