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Halloween Bilingual Reading Activities

Halloween bilingual reading is a fun technique to encourage bilingual learners to read, interact, and learn new vocabulary skills. How fun would it be when you use themes like Halloween to focus on prior knowledge?

Activate that knowledge of experiencing Halloween or trick-or-treating to enhance new or previous words. Of course, you may want to use fun and light-hearted stories. In this way, these bilingual stories encourage your bilingual readers to learn more. 

Halloween Bilingual Reading 

With the Halloween bilingual reading printables, you can create various activities to learn Spanish syllables, new terms, and sentence structure. The best part of reading activities that engages your bilingual reader is to pace the reading to your needs.

For instance, you can easily do so if you need to go back to the text to retell the story. After that, you can add phonetic exercises to help with sounds and new words. Consequently, use the Halloween bilingual reading text to practice sounds and reading.

Halloween bilingual reading

Materials

  • Free Halloween Bilingual Story and printables
  • Color paper or printer paper
  • Construction paper or card-stock paper
  • Safety scissors
  • Glue

Instructions

  • Print the Halloween bilingual story on color paper or printer paper. 
  • Read the fun bilingual story or watch the video for a fun read-aloud in English and Spanish.
  • Cut out the Spanish beginning syllables.
  • Paste them onto sturdy paper and set them aside. 
  • Match each syllable with the corresponding image. 
  • Repeat as necessary. 
  • Use the bilingual scavenger hunt printable for more vocabulary practice. 

These Halloween bilingual reading ideas are excellent starters to Spanish syllables. First, use a fun theme like Halloween to add more reading concepts. Next, begin to sound out syllables. As you read the story together, look for those beginning syllables in the text.

That way, your young reader will interact with the text and identify those syllables. This approach can help with recognizing phonetic sounds in dual-language texts. 

Using Spanish Syllables for Halloween Reading

Likewise, when you use a Halloween reading or a pumpkin story, you deepen the meaning of the story. However, that may not be an easy task.

As a result, you might want to use different reading strategies. What would those strategies entail? You could easily incorporate learning vocabulary or specific terms with dual language text.

First, creating a list of Halloween terms would be an essential step. Then, start to introduce them into your lessons. Consequently, you can develop concepts as you perform guided reading or other activities.

In a similar way, learning Spanish syllables is the start of reading more complex literature or informational text. As your bilingual readers encounter more challenging texts, they will be more prepared for future reading activities.ย 

In conclusion, Halloween bilingual reading activities can be fun learning experiences for young readers learning Spanish. In this way, you can add bilingual literacy in English and Spanish to enhance their vocabulary skills and phonetics. By adding other activities, your young readers have fun learning while reading interactive stories. 

Barbara Mascareno

Barbara is an educational writer, teacher, and instructional designer. She loves to write K-12 education content, teaching strategies, bilingual education approaches, and foreign language.

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