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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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Bilingual Letter Recognition Activities

Bilingual letter recognition activities in English and Spanish might be an overwhelming task. You might think that you need double the lessons and activities to captivate your students’ attention. While most children need more support, creating bilingual activities that serve your class is worthwhile. Just as bilingual learners engage with letter recognition activities, monolingual learners also take up new additional language skills. 

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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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First Day of School Bilingual Reading Tips

The first day of school is just as nerve-wracking for teachers as it’s for students. Most of the time, students may have met the teacher during meet-the-teacher events. However, for students that couldn’t attend those events, they might feel nervous. Usually, students don’t know what to expect. Also, they may feel anxious about their classmates and the school environment. With all these emotions, teachers need…

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Back to School: How to Make a Photo Frame

Back to school can be an exciting time for children. For most students, they anticipate a new classroom, teacher, classmates, and the environment. These unique moments in schooling can also build anxiety in young children. For example, for preschoolers transitioning to kindergarten, children may feel stressed and anxious. While these feelings are part of new beginnings, there are fun ways to encourage children to share…

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Spanish Clothing Vocabulary for Bilingual Learners

Spanish clothing vocabulary can carry so many variations. From a simple shirt to an elaborate dress, many terms can describe clothing in Spanish. In teaching Spanish clothing to preschoolers, consider the essential words that they often encounter. When you activate prior knowledge of seasonal wear with clothing terms, preschoolers will be more apt to understand those words. In addition to word assimilation, use fun activities…

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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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