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10 Tips For Building the Best Bilingual Library Collection

Building a bilingual library collection whether you are in charge of a dual language school or any other sort of a bilingual school, building a bilingual collection has its own set of challenges. Whether you're a bilingual librarian or you're trying to build up your Spanish collection as you practice Duolingo, managing a multilingual library is oftentimes much more difficult than managing a library with only one language.

Building a bilingual library collection whether you are in charge of a dual language school or any other sort of a bilingual school, building a bilingual collection has its own set of challenges. Whether you’re a bilingual librarian or you’re trying to build up your Spanish collection as you practice Duolingo, managing a multilingual library […]

33 New and Notable Spanish Children’s Books

Looking for the best Spanish children's books for your Spanish literacy instruction? These children's books in Spanish will be engaging for your students! Spanish picture books with lesson plans and activities aligned to the Common Core linked for your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students. Picture books in Spanish for back to school, STEM, holidays, and more for your elementary school students. Your students will delight in these classic and brand new books!

Looking for the best Spanish children’s books for your Spanish literacy instruction? These children’s books in Spanish will be engaging for your students! Spanish picture books with lesson plans and activities aligned to the Common Core linked for your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students. Picture books in Spanish for back to […]

35 New and Noteworthy Bilingual Children’s Books You Need to Read

Looking for the best bilingual children's books for your English and Spanish literacy instruction? These children's books in English and Spanish will be engaging for your students! Bilingual picture books with lesson plans and activities aligned to the Common Core linked for your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students. Bilingual children's books in for back to school, STEM, holidays, and more for your elementary school students. Your students will delight in these classic and brand new books!

Looking for the best bilingual children’s books for your English and Spanish literacy instruction? These children’s books in English and Spanish will be engaging for your students! Bilingual picture books with lesson plans and activities aligned to the Common Core linked for your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students. Bilingual children’s books […]

11 New and Noteworthy Children’s Books About September 11

Check out these picture books about September 11 for kids. The best books with lessons and activities to help elementary students understand September 11th. This list of books about 9/11 will help you teach your first, second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth grade students about this event. Whether you teach 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th grade, these books and attached September 11th lessons for kids will make teaching easy!

Teaching the subject of September 11th can be tricky. It’s one of the most iconic events in recent American history, and there aren’t many picture books on the subject. Here I talk about my favorite children’s books about September 11 that will help your elementary students understand this important event in history. All of these […]

Best Fiction Picture Books For Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out these 14 fiction picture books for Hispanic Heritage Month. These books and lesson plans are full of activities and ideas about Hispanic and Latinx themes and characters. Folktales, new stories, award-winners, and realistic fiction included. The people in these books for kids Kindergarten through upper elementary are perfect for your celebration!

BEST FICTION PICTURE BOOKS FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH I’ve read a lot of fiction picture books for Hispanic Heritage Month. Some much better than others. Recently especially a flurry of books from both Spanish-speaking Latino authors and English-speaking authors alike have come out that you may not be aware of. Here I’m talking about the […]

20 Best Biography Picture Books For Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out these 20 biography picture books for Hispanic Heritage Month. These books and lesson plans are full of activities and ideas about famous Latinos. National heroes, artists, writers, and social justice leaders included. The people in these books for kids Kindergarten through upper elementary are perfect for your celebration!

There are so many great picture books for Hispanic Heritage Month. Recently especially a flurry of books from both Spanish-speaking Latino authors and English-speaking authors alike have come out that you may not be aware of. Here I’m talking about the best picture books for Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15. These […]

How to Engage Families in Reading

Looking for ways to engage families in reading at home? 5 tips and tricks for teachers to help parents read at home with their children. Questions, language strategies and MORE plus a FREE home reading survey to inventory for parents. Encourage them and show them the importance of reading at home!

For many years I’ve said that our biggest untapped resource for really improving student literacy is to engage families in reading. I’ve tried many different strategies throughout the years with mixed results. Recently, though, I dug into the research and found the start to some answers that i believe may be helpful. Summary of Strategies […]

Weekly Dictado Schedule

Struggling to decide on a routine to follow with your dictado? Here are some ideas and tips for your Spanish weekly dictation routine to help your students master spelling and language. Buscas una rutina que seguir en tu dictado semanal de palabras o frases en primaria. Perfecto para hacer a diario en primer grado, segundo, tercero, cuarto, quinto o Kindergarten.

Done Are you trying to get into a routine for your Spanish dictado? Here I explain quickly what my weekly dictado schedule is like. It’s fast and easy, and your kids will be keeping you accountable for that schedule in no time. This schedule along with my other tips and tricks are what make my […]