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Bilingual Reading Ideas and STEM Summer Challenges

Bilingual reading ideas can encourage your kids to keep on learning over the summer. While the summer is a wonderful time to relax, boredom can quickly happen. Often, the loss of learning occurs more frequently than you might realize. The good news is that you can prevent learning loss during the summer with fun bilingual activities. 

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Spanish Syllable Segmentation in Bilingual Reading

Spanish syllable segmentation is a vital part of learning to read a text, just as crucial as learning to read English. While preschoolers might enjoy reading nursery rhymes with fun clapping and songs, Spanish-speaking students develop language differently. Many experts found that bilingual students tend to learn syllable segmentation first to learn to read. In contrast, English-speaking students learn to read with multiple methods like…

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Spanish Reading Tips Using a Valentine Theme

Spanish reading tips can entail many ways to implement techniques to support dual-language and ELL students. What’s one way that can help students as they acquire a new language? Of course, you already do the fundamental tasks such as guided reading and using sight words. However, does phonics in Spanish play an essential role in bilingual reading? 

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Bilingual Resources Practical Guide

Bilingual resources are essential to every dual-language or bilingual teacher. Most likely, you have a set of resources that help you plan your lessons, find standards, and even help with a classroom set up. Those resources help you with classroom management, improving your professional career, and emotional care. However, finding bilingual resources in English and Spanish can sometimes be challenging – more like finding a…

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Bilingual Reading Strategies Using Holiday Themes

Bilingual reading strategies are crucial techniques for any teacher’s toolkit. As many children learn in different ways, teaching strategies are also different. An approach for one child might not benefit another child. Of course, this idea does not indicate that you need multiple lessons. On the other hand, you need different strategies. When supporting bilingual learners, you probably might need various texts to relate and…

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Bilingual Reading Activities Quick Ideas

Bilingual reading activities encourage students to practice various language techniques. While there are many ways to incorporate reading activities, bilingual learners need additional practice. How can they get more reading practice? Perhaps, you already use the necessary interactive activities that can engage bilingual learners. These fundamental language games can open up to new learning opportunities when you combine them with other activities. 

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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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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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