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Title: Spanish Language in the Elementary School


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Spanish Language in the Elementary School
  • morenoi_at_lake.k12.fl.us
  • Iris Moreno
  • Spanish Teacher

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Why teach languages in the elementary school?
  • Improve academic performance
  • Higher academic standardized testing.
  • Improves children understanding of native
    language.
  • Children show greater cognitive development than
    many of their peers.



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  • Ease of learning
  • Children are more receptive and more able to
    learn a language before the age of ten.
  • They are willing to imitate to new sounds in a
    foreign language, to sing and play with it.
  • Starting foreign language learning in the early
    grades enables children to achieve speaking ,
    reading and writing fluency.



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  • A jump to the future
  • Learning a second language fosters tolerance a
    appreciation of different cultures.
  • Businesses in the U.S. are now involved in
    increased competition with foreign companies.
  • The ability to speak the language of these
    representatives gives those workers both a
    personal an economic advantage.

5
How can I stimulate the Spanish Language Learning?
  • Visit public libraries with your child and
  • look for books, videos, magazines in Spanish.
  • Make this visit to libraries entertaining and
    fun.
  • Watch educative programs in Spanish with your
    child. Establish limits. One or two hours a day.
  • Read books and magazines related to TV. Programs.
  • Example Plaza Sesamo in Spanish.
  • Make time to go on a field trip related to
  • Spanish culture or event.
  • Have handy books in Spanish at home.

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Links
  • CHILD-SAFE WEB SEARCHING
  • http//www.safekids.com/child_safety.htm
  • Safe searching resources provide specifics about
    available defense methods, i.e. tools, kids'
    browsers, and specialized and filtered search
    engines. Internet rules for safe surfing are
    spelled out here, promising to make your "trips"
    productive and fun. Take a safety quiz to gauge
    your online safety knowledge
  • MOST COMMON SPANISH WORDS IN SPANISH
  • http//www.spanishpronto.com/spanishglossary.ht
    ml
  • listed alphabetically/175 high frequency
    words.
  • SPANISH DICTIONARIES
  • http//www.rae.es/
  • http//dicespanol.com
  • http//diccionarios.com/
  • READING INSTRUCTION IN SPANISH
  • http//www.coloringcolorado.org
  • Pre-reading and reading instruction

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Links - continued
  • READING INSTRUCTION IN SPANISH
  • http//www.coloricolorado.org
  • Pre-reading and reading instruction
  • MI PEQUENO DIA
  • http//especiales.endi.com/mipequenodia/
  • Spanish children magazine from Puerto Rico
    available free online for heritage speakers in
    FLES classes.
  • COMPUTER TERMS IN SPANISH
  • http//www.telefonica.es/fat/lex.html
  • http//myotherlanguage.com/SW/vocabulary/categ
    ories/technology-computing.htm
  • PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
  • http//anacleta.homestead.com/parentsonly.html
  • http//www.anacleta.com/ celebrations.html
  • Personal website from a Spanish Teacher sites
    to learn more about Spanish and its many
    cultures, as well as other world languages and
    cultures. All sites are appropriate and
    appealing to children ten years old and younger.
  • BBC PRIMARY SCHOOL SPANISH

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Links - continued
  • LANGUAGE LIZARD
  • http//www.languagelizard.com/
  • Language Lizard, LLC offers award-winning
    bilingual children's products in over 40
    languages.  Products include books, audio CDs,
    picture dictionaries, colorful and unique
    multilingual posters, world maps, and teacher
    resources.  Parents and teachers can also sign up
    for free e-newsletter with information on raising
    bilingual and multicultural children. Why the
    lizard logo? "Lizards are found all over the
    world they comprise more than 3,000 species
    they have the ability to learn, and they
    demonstrate their awareness with excitement ...
    Sound like any children you know?" proclaims
    founder Anneke Vanmarcke Forzani.

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Links - continued
  • CELEBRATING CULTURAL DIVERSITY THROUGH CHILDREN'S
    LITERATURE
  • http//www.csusm.edu/Quiocho/mcbib.html
  • http//www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/socialstd/MBD
    /Culture_index.html
  • PRO LINGUA PRESS
  • http//www.prolinguapress.com/about.htm
  •  

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Links - continued
  • CHILDREN'S BOOK PRESS
  • http//www.childrensbookpress.org/
  • This publisher is an outstanding source of
    bilingual, superbly illustrated multicultural
    literature.
  • JOSÉ-LUIS OROZCO
  • http//www.joseluisorozco.com
  • Here is an outstanding source of traditional and
    new songs in Spanish appealing to children. All
    of the songs are muy pegajosas (very catchy) and
    so are easy to learn because Señor Orozco has a
    clear singing voice. There are songbooks with
    lyrics and music available to accompany each CD
    or tape.

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Links - continued
  • PUTUMAYO KIDS
  • http//www.putumayo.com/playground.html
  • Explore and celebrate the cultures of the world
    through music. An excellent company which
    provides culturally authentic collections of
    child-appealing music.
  • MULTICULTURAL KIDS
  • http//www.multiculturalkids.com/shop/home.php
  • This site offers quality multicultural materials
    that are fun and informative to preschool and
    elementary school-age children in home and
    classroom. Increase a child's knowledge of
    her/himself and others, thereby enhancing
    self-esteem while fostering tolerance and an
    appreciation of differences. Products offered
    include books, video, arts and crafts, puzzles,
    music, dolls, and other ethnic gifts.

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Links - continued
  • CAMBIOS MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN'S BOOKS
  • http//www.cambios.org/Bibliographies.asp
  • View a selection of bibliographies of African -
    American, Asian - American, Hispanic/Latino
    Children's, and Jewish Children's Holocaust
    Literature. There are recommended books for
    teachers and parents also as well as books
    relating to confronting issues of adversity and
    discrimination. 
  • BILINGUAL BOOKS FOR KIDS
  • http//www.bilingualbooks.com/
  • Written with Spanish and English appearing
    side-by-side which is the best way to present
  • bilingual texts, these books introduce bilingual
    skills, increase language and learning abilities
    and positively heighten awareness of many
    cultures.

13
Estudia Espanol!
(Study Spanish! )
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