ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Bilingual Wednesdays-Falling vocabulary

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bilingual Wednesdays-Falling vocabulary

Fall is here and we can take advantage of this teachable moment to learn some fall related words in Spanish.

Are you ready? Get some stuff to talk about Fall, you can use pics of some like crow, squirrel and real props like dried leaves, corn, pumkin and acorns.

Let children talk about the pics, ask questions such as 
  • What's this?
  • Where did you find it?
  • What colour is this?
  • What animal is this?
Tell children they will learn the Spanish form of these words:

Squirrel / Ardilla
Leaf / Hoja
Acorn / Bellota
Crow / Cuervo
Corn / MaĆ­z
Pumpkin / Calabaza

Invite them to pick up one card and say the word in English and Spanish. Model first. 
Ask children to clap the word, stomp the word, cheers the word, whisper the word, dance the word...and then let them "write" the words using the tiles in the cards.

To prepare the letter tiles you just need to print, cut and laminate them.

Stay tuned! I will be adding more bilingual stuff for Fall.

You can download files in my blog. 

Happy Fall you all!


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