I've been a teacher for the past 17 years. Five in a basic bilingual 1st grade. 2 in an SEI 2nd grade, as well as 1 in a Dual Immersion Kinder and now First. I've also worked as an English Learner Coordinator but now I am happy to be back in the classroom.
Dual Immersion is a waivered program where English speaking students and Spanish speaking English learners are in the same classroom learning how to read and write in both English and Spanish. Our students are bilingual and biliterate by the time they are in 5th grade. Dual Immersion Enthusiast is me!
This is our circle map for short E and letter E in Spanish. We are only identifying words that have the initial sound. One again you can see the color distinciton for the language. At the top we started adding high frequency words the students already new and that I have a hard time drawing a picture or finding clip art for. Doing this activity really gives me insight to what vocabulary my students already come with.