May 10, 2019

🌻🌻Adjectives with Schoolhouse Rocks🌻🌻

Hello to you all,

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Here is another fun way to talk about adjectives!


Schoolhouse Rocks always does it right!


ENJOY!




Happy Teaching! 

May 3, 2019

πŸ’•Friday Freebie!πŸ’•

πŸ’•Friday Freebie!πŸ’•
Hi everyone!
Do you wonder about the importance of teaching cognates?  
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Read on and learn a little more about this important teaching concept.
What are cognates?

Vocabulary/vocabulario, animal/animal, actor/actor,  color/color are just a few of the thousand of English and Spanish cognates.
Cognates are an important part of learning English.  Cognates are words in two languages that have the same or similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation.  Spanish and English cognates include:  doctor/doctor, family/familia, construction, constucciΓ³n, and electricity/electricidad.  Some languages like Spanish have thousands of cognates with English and other languages like Chinese and Arabic have very few. 

Cognates, words in two languages that have the same or similar meanings and spelling increases English language learners vocabularies.

Why teach cognates?
These similarities in meaning and often in spelling give second language learners the ability to figure out new words and learn vocabulary in English more quickly.  These cognates give students an instant foundation of vocabulary. 
When students can identify cognates from their first language it increases student English knowledge of vocabulary by thousands of words they already know. 

English learners need to simply learn the spelling and pronunciation rules that go with the cognate and they have a strong foundation of English vocabulary.

What does the research say?
According to Nagy and Nagy, et al (1988; 1993) many Spanish second language learners need help recognizing and using cognates.  Direct instruction by the teacher helps students use cognates to understand new or unknown words in English.

What are false cognates?
False cognates are words that are spelled or pronounced similarly in two languages, but do not have the same meaning.  Idioma/Idiom in Spanish and English are examples of false cognates.  Idioma in Spanish means language, while idiom in English means a phrase that does not mean what the words say (raining cats and dogs). 
Another important reason to teach English language learners about cognates is to alert them to the false cognates.

What can parents do?
Talk with your children. 
When you see a cognates, words in two languages that have the same or similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation, point them out to your child and talk about the meaning in your first language.  Remember, Spanish and English cognates include:  doctor/doctor, family/familia, construction, constuccion, and electricity/electricidad.  Cognates are everywhere!

Here is a list of everyday cognates you can use to help teach your child the recognize and use  cognates to build English Vocabulary!  Have Fun!


ENGLISH
SPANISH


A
animal
animal


B
bicycle
bicicleta


C
coyote
crocodile
coyote
cocodrilo


D
dance
dinosaur
danza
dinosaurio


E
elephant
elefante


F
family
flower
familia
flor


G
giraffe
gorilla
jirafa
gorila


H
hippopotamus
hipopΓ³tamo


I
insects
insectos


J
jar
jarra


L
lemon
lion
limΓ³n
leon


M
music
mΓΊsica


N
necessary
nessesario


P
penguin
police
pinguino
policΓ­a


Q
quiet
quieto


R
rock
radio
roca
radio


S
secret
secreto


T
telephone
telΓ©fono


U
use
usar


V
vegetables
vegetales



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Happy teaching!πŸ’•


April 26, 2019

πŸ’•Friday Freebie

πŸ’•Hello Teachers,

In celebration of my πŸ’•πŸ’•33rd wedding anniversary πŸ’•πŸ’•here is a Friday freebie for all of you teaching math in Spanish or wanting to send home Spanish homework!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Geometria-Trajetas-De-Intercambio-Math-Games-and-Lesson-Plan-28309
This is a 26-page unit that has essential math vocabulary to build a foundation of math understanding. You can use it whole class, with second language learners or struggling math students. 
 
The 15 carefully selected math vocabulary words integrate kid-friendly definitions with rich information about the concept. 


Words included are: poligono, figuras congruentes, simetria, ordenacion, diametro, lineas paralelas, lineas perpendiculares, area, angulos, cilindros, perimetro, rombo, cubo, esfera y cono. 
  
This Math Game packet includes black line masters to reproduce and use as games and activities.

 
This package includes: 7 Math Games:
•Match It Up!
•I Know the Word
•Tic Tac Go!
•And the Answer Is!
•Word Association
•A Game of 20 Questions
•Concentration

 

Also included:
• Flashcard Mania
• Math Games as Homework

 

Reproducible black lines included in this package:
-assessment
-activities to send home
-easy to use teacher
-teacher's guides
-easy game assembly
-variety of games
-complete game boards and game cards
-activity black line masters



Click here to download!


Happy teachingπŸ’•!

April 17, 2019

πŸ’•Place Value - necessary skills checklist πŸ’•


πŸ’•Hi everyone!

I recently watched a group of students playing a computer game that featured place value.  Watching them play the game, I observed who easily played through the levels and who had trouble advancing.  

As a teacher my mind went to task analyzing what was needed as a foundation in order to understand place value.  


With that in mind here is a checklist to determine if students have the necessary skills to understand place value.  



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If students don’t have these skills, STOP and teach these essential building blocks to understanding place value or your students will struggle with this cornerstone of mathematics throughout the year.

Young students can develop a strong understanding of place value when teachers assess their knowledge base before diving into place value.  Make sure your students have the foundation they need to create a strong knowledge of place value.

When you are sure your students have mastery of the above elements, move on to place value and watch them zoom!

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Happy Teaching!




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Click here to see the Fun to Teach products. We have a variety of games and activities to help build these essential math skills in young mathematicians.
                                                    Place value with3 digit numbers