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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 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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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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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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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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How to Teach A Child to be Bilingual

As you teach your child to be bilingual, many questions arise. Is this learning beneficial to my child? Will there be any language development concerns once your child starts school? All these inquiries and more are valid questions. What is more challenging to address is how to incorporate a learning environment that complements with what your child learns at school? Even at the beginning stage…

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Teaching Spanish Sight Words in Context Generates Reading Success

Teaching Spanish sight words in context is as challenging as designing lesson plans to deliver that message. A bilingual classroom is a room more than individuals with distinct backgrounds and cultures. As teachers, you know the importance to assimilate, instruct, and plan those lessons to meet learning goals. Teaching ELL students, aside from their backgrounds, brings a whole new perspective to differentiating instruction. Expecting to…

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