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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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Spanish Weather Terms for Bilingual Learners

Spanish weather terms are easy to understand for children since they experience it every day. Whether new season approaches or different weather patterns occur, children understand when the day is cold or hot. For instance, for many children, the beginning of a school year means autumn or otoño. Then, during the winter or invierno break, depending on where they live, they might see snow or…

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Hispanic Heritage Lesson Plan for Bilingual Classrooms

A Hispanic heritage lesson plan introduces students to more than traditions. Hispanic heritage is an ideal way to add culture awareness to your lessons. Many Hispanic figures contributed to the sciences, arts, literature, politics, and communities. That is why during September 15 until October 15, libraries and schools celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The month pays tribute to those Hispanic people that made valuable contributions. Planning…

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Reading Aloud Strategies for Bilingual Learners

Reading aloud to children benefits more than improvements in reading comprehension. That is, reading aloud to young children at a young age encourages them to develop language skills, cognitive development, and listening skills. Besides, reading aloud is not an activity for young readers only, older and emerging readers also benefit. Do you often use storytelling as a means to read aloud? That is a perfect way…

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Roadblocks to Successful Growth Mindset in Bilingual Classrooms

A growth mindset is quite common in education. Learning about the growth mindset, especially for ELL students or second language learners, may not come easy. The idea of making mistakes and trying again is not a popular one. In a bilingual classroom where students come from different backgrounds, a growth mindset is not an approach seen as part of learning. Besides, students regard language learning…

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Ocean Animal Names in Spanish

Ocean animal names in Spanish is the ideal way to introduce more than habitats of the ocean. Imagine a world that lives beyond the surface of Earth. That is, the sea is the wondrous place where children can learn about sea creatures, ocean zones, and keeping the waters clean. While your lessons contribute to the learning of vocabulary or writing practice, include themes to help…

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Forest Animal Names in Spanish

Forest animal names in Spanish are an excellent way to introduce animal living and habitat. When seeking lessons to teach Spanish, you want to look for themes. In this case, learning about forest animals consists of Spanish vocabulary, animal living, and habitats. Besides a general science component, you also want to seek learning materials that approach reading and writing from different perspectives. 

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