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Friday, June 11, 2021

Reading Tips to Avoid the Summer Slide in the Bilingual Classroom

Are you looking for ideas and ways to help our bilingual students avoid the summer slide? Reading, reading, and more reading can definitely help. Here are a few of my favorite tips to engage our bilingual students with reading activities during the summer. 

At the end of the year, many teachers are looking for end of the year gifts and ideas. In my opinion, the best gift we can give our students is a book! I still have books my teachers gifted me years and years ago. I love collecting books and instilling this love for books in students. Quick tip: check out Scholastic Book Clubs for special promotions like their monthly $1 book. You can also check out some of my favorite books on my IG or on my Amazon storefront. 

Along with a book, you can also print one of these Reading Summer Bingos (available in English and Spanish). You can have students complete a line or complete the entire page. The best thing about this is that it is available as a printable page AND you also get access to the Google Slides version in case you want to assign it virtually. Once you have your own copy in your Google Drive, you can share it with parents as needed! Wooohooo lots of summer reading activities to keep your students motivated and engaged. 

Bilingual summer bingo

Finally, I like to print and send home a Summer Activity packet. I have a PreK-1st grade version and a 2nd-4th grade version. These packets have 6 weeks worth of activities your students can work on at their own pace. Each week follows the same routine and there's plenty of reading, writing, and vocabulary skills your students can practice in a fun, engaging way! Quick tip: You can also assign these AFTER summer and use them as warm ups during back to school season! Win-win!

What are some of your favorite reading activities to avoid the summer slide? Let me know! 

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