Bilingual literacy development to rock your bilingual classroom

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Bilingual literacy associates reading with comprehension. Whether you’re using hardcover books or digital stories to inspire children to learn, many bilingual stories are short and concise.

Brief stories are ideal choices for literacy so that you can focus on short-reading goals. Pronunciation, context, vocabulary, and phonological awareness are just a few of the bilingual literacy development children will learn. In developing a reading routine, help children to take time to read the stories they enjoy.

While the Lexile level is an integral part of choosing narrative stories, understanding how to select bilingual stories is crucial for multilingual learners.

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Sensory bins as building blocks for bilingual learning

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Sensory bins are containers that generate fun and engaging activities. Use sensory bins in a variety of ways to show themes of learning, vocabulary introduction, or encourage tactile experiences.

More importantly, sensory bins create alternative ways to practice motor skills for preschoolers. Preschoolers interact with many aspects of their surroundings.

That is, they use all their senses to feel, hear, touch, smell, and even to taste. Although many senses in your bodies trigger a reaction, we often are unaware of the effect in the learning experience.

So, how do sensory bins help children, especially bilingual, develop language skills to be successful in both languages?

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Anchor charts to supercharge your bilingual literacy centers

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Anchor charts are more than educational tools around the classroom. These posters hang on walls or clips on boards helping students and teacher with information.

You might use them in your classroom or homeschool group to explain procedures. Whether you are organizing a bilingual literacy station or giving instructions to read, anchor charts help you develop various instructional techniques.

Bilingual literacy centers benefit using them because they design, model, and remind students of many language skills.

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