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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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