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Text to Speech Apps for Bilingual Learners

Text to speech apps as assistive technology tools to support ELL and dual-language learners can come in different ways. Most likely, you have computer software or tablets to help students master specific language skills. However, the idea of finding one text to speech app to accommodate most of the learning needs is not easy. While one app, software, or browser extension helps students in one…

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Gallery Walk Strategies for Bilingual Teachers

Gallery walk is an ideal teaching method to implement movement in the classroom. Whether you teach elementary or secondary grades, gallery walks integrate many teaching techniques. There are many ways to use student classwork to provide feedback and encourage class discussion. With gallery walks, you can use this method to review materials, evaluate a core subject concept, or develop a depth of knowledge of learning…

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How to Get Started with Guided Reading

This article contains affiliate links. When you purchase from Scholastic, Spanish4Kiddos earns a small commission. In turn, you help Spanish4Kiddos use parts of the proceeds to purchase school supplies for teachers in need. Thank You! Guided reading is the most engaging way you can teach children to learn to read. In a group of five or six students, you can implement many reading skills. From…

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Innovative Flipped Classroom Teaching Tips

How would you envision a flipped classroom for bilingual students? A flipped classroom is just what it means – an inverted class where students take the direction of the learning experience. For bilingual students, that learning generates a powerful way to acquire more than language skills. Students receive what they are learning and use it positively.  How to Start a Flipped Classroom  A flipped classroom…

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Bilingual Teachers: First Year Tips to Skyrocket Your Teaching

Bilingual teachers need all the support in the classroom they can get. Besides planning dual-language lessons and activities, first-year bilingual teachers adapt to the many tasks of teaching. Anywhere from meetings to classroom set-up, bilingual teachers have to do plenty of activities. Perhaps, you know a teacher friends or you’re a first-year bilingual teacher. You know the complexities of managing a classroom and all the…

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Classroom Morning Activities for Bilingual Learners

Classroom morning activities are essential parts of any bilingual learner. Even during the first weeks of back to school, these activities help bilingual students resonate with the class environment. From the moment you meet your students at the door, you set those expectations of a positive learning setting. So, as part of your back to school lesson planning, take the time to create ways to…

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Preschool Classroom Routines Ideas to Spark Bilingual Learning

How do preschool classroom routines run in the mornings for you? For the most part, classroom morning routines are prone to disorganization and lack of structure. Especially when children arrive in the classroom at different times in the morning, most kids tend to put away their backpacks, lunches, and settle down. Of course, you have to wait until the bell rings and start the day.…

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Wild Animal Names in Spanish

Wild animal names in Spanish is a terrific way to increase Spanish vocabulary. Many children associate seeing wild animals in zoos or conservation centers. So, why not spend time to teach children the Spanish terms? With a few dual language lessons, you’ll be able to incorporate Spanish names in themes and curriculum. 

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End of the School Year Activities

Are students counting the days until school is out for the year? Distractions like these certainly do not motivate students to learn. So, what can you do to make sure your classroom keeps running until the last day? Your students are marking those days until there is no more reading or assignments. Developing learning activities to motivate students to continue learning is not an easy…

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