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Spanish Halloween Vocabulary for Early Readers

Spanish Halloween vocabulary is a fantastic time to get students excited about learning Spanish. Most classrooms fill walls with fall or Halloween decor. So, Halloween terms are already surrounding children. That is the perfect opportunity to teach them various elements of Halloween. Maybe you have a particular theme for fall, which makes it easier to point out vocabulary words. Also, most teachers will host a…

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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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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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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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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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