My list of favorite websites, Apps, & YouTube channels to support listening in my bilingual classroom.
I used to think teaching writing to emergent bilinguals in a dual language program was too difficult. I felt unsuccessful whenever we had to complete a writing project. (You can read more about my journey as a bilingual educator here) Then, I learned that writing with emergent bilinguals looks different than monolingual classrooms. Writing in the primary bilingual classroom can… Read More
Place value is a very challenging math skill to learn in 1st grade. Math academic language tends to be an added challenge for many of my young learners, specially our second language learners (ELL, ESOL, SLL). These are some of the strategies that I have used to support my language learner students, and as it turns out ALL my students… Read More
Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and this year I am celebrating it with my students with a virtual party. We might not be able to have candy or pass cards in class, but these are 10 activities that I have plan to make Valentine’s a fun, engaging, and special day for my students. 1. Read a Valentine’s Book… Read More
Word Chaining, also known as word ladders, is a powerful practice to teach students spelling patterns. It allows students to practice reading and writing words with a targeted spelling pattern and improve their understanding of sound/spelling correspondence. Modeling Word Chaining Step-by-step modeling of how to complete the word chaining sequence is essential to ensure students understand the process and relationship… Read More
The goal of guided reading is to teach young readers to use reading strategies independently to become fluent and skilled readers. There are many important components to an effective guided reading lesson. Above all, setting up objectives for guided reading groups is key to teaching the necessary reading strategies. These are 3 easy steps to set up student-friendly objectives for small… Read More