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Tips for reading aloud to children in your second language

Tips for reading aloud to children in your second language

What does it look like to teach literacy in Spanish when it’s not my first language? How can I be genuine about my lack of knowledge yet still be competent, knowledgeable and command respect? This moment -- when you’re reading aloud to children in your second language and you come across an unfamiliar word -- is a fork in the road for educators. How we handle unfamiliar words really shapes the learning environment. It’s uncomfortable, challenging, maybe even embarrassing -- but it’s also a critical opportunity to model what it means to be a language learner.
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Top 11 Tips for Successful Virtual Read Alouds

Top 11 Tips for Successful Virtual Read Alouds

Caitlin Kiley  Making your virtual read aloud enjoyable and engaging for your students means drawing on a lot of skills you would use in a regular classroom setting, but there are some strategies that will up your distance learning game. Don't miss these tips for...

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Why read aloud to your students

Why read aloud to your students

Caitlin Kiley  When I think back to elementary school, the thing I remember loving most about the school day (besides recess, of course) was when my teachers read aloud to the class. By the first day of fifth grade, we...

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TEACHERS NEEDED for Spanish Read Aloud Guides

TEACHERS, we need your help!  Books del Sur is building a bilingual cadre of teachers to help create teacher guides in Spanish for our print and digital Read Aloud Collections.  Unlike most educational companies, Books del Sur was founded by...

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Resources to Support Distance Learning

Books del Sur has curated and will continue to curate resources to support educators that are working with students from afar during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please check back daily for updates and share any that you have found!
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