Category Archives: Teaching in Spanish

FREE Spanish Writing Folder Tools

FREE Spanish Writing Folder Tools

Are you teaching writing in Spanish? If so, and you work with kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade students, I’ve got a BIG freebie for you! In this blog post, I explain how I use my Spanish writing folder tools to help my students become more independent writers. Keep reading to get all of these materials…Continue Reading

Spanish Writing Mentor Texts for K-2

Spanish Writing Mentor Texts for K-2

If you teach writing in Spanish, then you may be able to relate to the difficulties I’ve had with finding materials! One problem I’ve had is finding mentor texts in Spanish. (Mentor texts are books that can be used to teach students about writing. We point out writing strategies that a published author has used…Continue Reading

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