Latino leaders come to life in biographies by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand.

Carmen T. Bernier-Grand is an award-winning author of children’s books. She is originally from Puerto Rico, and her works include wonderful Spanish language biographies of Latino leaders Justice Sonia Sotomayor and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. These biographies are also available in English editions. Many thanks to the author for providing these books for Multicultural Children’s Book Day.  Look for this…

Spanish books for beginning readers exposue them to new vocabulary and build reading skills.

Lulu Delacre has added another title to her series of Spanish books for beginning readers. Rafi y Rosi ¡Piratas!, and the English edition Rafi and Rosi Pirates!, are published by Children’s Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books. Many thanks to author, Lulu Delacre and Lee & Low Books, for providing these books for Multicultural Children’s Book Day…

Spanish synonyms expand vocabulary and increase reading and listening comprehension.

Learning synonyms helps students grow their vocabulary and increase their comprehension. Eventually, synonyms give them more options in speaking and writing, too. Below you will find some of the Spanish synonyms I teach my students, and some of my activities including vocabulary cards with 29 synonym pairs.

Diverse books reflect and honor the culture and language of Spanish speakers.

Books that reflect the diversity of human experience around the globe are the future of children’s literature. Today, however, we need to advocate for more titles with diverse characters and celebrate the authors and publishers who are creating diverse books.

Play these Spanish sentence building games with the printable cards to practice vocabulary and structure.

These four Spanish sentence building games use common vocabulary and the verb tener. They all consist of building sentences with pairs of related words. The games keep students engaged as they create complete, grammatical sentences.

These free Spanish winter activities use language in context at a variety of levels.

As you probably know, Teachers Pay Teachers has Spanish activities for many themes at different levels. I buy materials when I am short on time and can find something that works well for my class. I also take advantage of TpT freebies, like these free Spanish winter activities. These free Spanish winter activities reach different language and age levels. Several…