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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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Teaching Strategies in a Multicultural Classroom

3 strategies to help teachers in multicultural classrooms Based on the diversity of the classrooms across America, multicultural classrooms are becoming a daily scenario for many teachers. The cultural dynamics of classrooms now encompasses students from all walks of life and from around the world. It is beyond belief that much of a teacher’s toolkit does not involve teaching strategies in multicultural classrooms. As a…

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Pronunciation and phonetics with other language terms

Pronunciation and phonetics, although they associated with language learning, are quite distinct language terms. Keeping pronunciation and phonetics clear is important. As you begin to learn a new language, speaking is just as necessary as learning the grammar. In teaching the basics of reading and writing, it is necessary to learn some essential language terms. Reading is a fundamental communication skill. However, syllables and letters introduce…

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Education for preschoolers: 5 ways to encourage early literacy at home

Education Preschoolers is the Foundation for Early Literacy When is it a good time to start reading to your child? Is the perfect time at night or before nap time? There is really no sure answer to that question. But what educators and parents want is often to foster early literacy in children. Reading is a fundamental skill that all children should know. How can parents…

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Story time fun: 3 easy and fun ways for early literacy

Why is story time the best time for early literacy? It is a time for a group of preschoolers or young children to engage with books and reading. Early literacy doesn’t happen overnight. It is cultivated with amazing picture books and stories. But how can parents and educators promote early literacy at home. As early as 5 months, babies are able to distinguish between languages.…

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Poetry for kids: 3 literary Spanish poems to learn to rhyme

When it comes to learning new vocabulary, there’s no better way or more fun than a rhyming poem. In these literary genres, not only do children get to appreciate a rhyme and a story, but they also get lyrics to a song. When reading poems, children might either clap their hands to the syllable formation in the poem or they can use an instrument to follow…

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Easy literacy skills: 7 tips to help parents of early readers

Promoting language skills is not an easy task for any parent. There is Suzy looking at the board book she was holding. Her mom is in the kitchen preparing dinner and the television is turned on. All Suzy is waiting to do, at 6 months old, is hold the board book full of pictures and put it in her mouth. Many busy parents may believe that children will eventually learn to read…

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How can parents help struggling readers with reading comprehension?

Engaging children in reading can be one of the most fun ways to encourage learning to read. When children start to learn to read, they begin to understand the many wonderful aspects of the world around them. But for struggling readers, that reality may seem a distant dream. Many students are left behind because parents don’t know where to begin to help their children. Or parents may…

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Learning activity for preschoolers: Letter recognition

As reading becomes a very important time for parents and children, there are some learning activities to make the reading process fun and interactive. One obvious learning activity is to sit down with the children and read an exciting book. Or perhaps, parents and children attend a story time at a local library or bookstore. But reading is more than just looking at books. There are many ways…

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