Teaching and Learning Resources

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Books del Sur Reading Levels

Books del Sur correlated our Reading Levels to U.S. grade levels to honor the biliteracy language development of our students. Given the phonetic nature of Spanish, it is challenging to level books based on the language structures of English. Read more about our reading levels ...
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We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the authors and artists from Latin America that have contributed to the fabric of our culture. There is an infinite number of people to recognize, however, we have reading materials to support the stories of some. Do you know them? 
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Books to Bridge Spanish and English

A resource of Spanish Books del Sur paired with English books in order to support your instruction in both Spanish and English. Updated every Wednesday with our Libros de Lunes.
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Curl Up with an Anti-Princesa Book

Many first time parents looking for unique board books that go beyond learning primary colors, and we now have fresh and fun options to learn colors AND learn language and culture.  For young children, Lil’ Libros created by Ariana Stein...

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Oral Language Development for Kindergartners

This is an explanation of prompts and record keeping techniques to increase my bilingual 4 year old and 5 year old Kindergarten students Oral English Language. In Wisconsin, we measure student performance using WIDA's assessments therefore, my record keeping is based on their speaking rubrics.
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Woman's Day Lesson and Activities

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 is International Women’s Day.  It was initiated in the United States in 1909, when the garment workers organized a protest against their working conditions.  It was first celebrated on March 8 in 1975, when the United...

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