Category Archives: Teaching in Spanish

How to Support Dual Language Students with Writing

How to Support Dual Language Students with Writing

Getting primary students to write can be quite challenging at times. If you teach students who are learning another language, it becomes even more challenging! Before I became a literacy specialist, I was a classroom teacher. And one of my years in the classroom was spent in a two-way dual language program. The goal of…Continue Reading

How I Teach Beginning Phonics in Spanish

How I Teach Beginning Phonics in Spanish

Yesterday I wrote a post about teaching phonological awareness in Spanish (and how it’s a little bit different from teaching phonological awareness in English). Similarly, there are some differences between teaching phonics in Spanish and phonics in English. In today’s post, I’ll share ideas and free materials for teaching beginning phonics in Spanish. I’ll cover letter…Continue Reading

How To Teach Phonological Awareness in Spanish

How To Teach Phonological Awareness in Spanish

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about phonological awareness interventions for struggling readers. I described different phonological and phonemic awareness skills, and I suggested different activities for teaching these skills. But the skills and activities were all in English. And if you teach in Spanish (like me), you might be wondering if…Continue Reading

Where To Find Books in Spanish For Primary Students

Where To Find Books in Spanish For Primary Students

If you’re a bilingual teacher like me, you know just how difficult it is to find quality books written in Spanish! Since I’ve always taught the primary grades, I feel like I see the same books over and over again. So where are all the Spanish books?! The answer, unfortunately, is that there just aren’t a…Continue Reading

This Week in Intervention: Reading 2-Syllable Words in Spanish

This Week in Intervention: Reading 2-Syllable Words in Spanish

Happy Saturday!!  I am feeling pretty good about the fact that we only have 2 more days before Thanksgiving break!  Our district uses Monday and Tuesday for conferences, so I will probably be interpreting so much that I’ll forget how to speak English, but I am still really excited for our short week! Speaking of conferences…before…Continue Reading

This Week in Intervention: Spanish Letter Sounds Practice

This Week in Intervention: Spanish Letter Sounds Practice

I teach reading interventions in Spanish to Kinders, 1st graders, and 2nd graders, and I finally feel like we are in somewhat of a routine! We (the other reading specialists and I) spent the first few weeks of school assessing kids, working on schedules for our teaching assistants, and getting everything in order.  Now that things…Continue Reading