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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Speaking in Tongues Linky Party!

Hola!
   Candis at I Teach Dual Language has an interesting Linky Party going on and I am honored to be part of it. Actually this will be my first Linky Party so wish me luck on getting it right.


I am a self contained 50/50 dual language teacher. You can take a peak at my classroom schedule in a previous post but in reality it goes a little something like this...

7:45-8:15- Morning Welcome
   Good morning song (both languages), The Number Rock (English) Cancion de las Silabas (Spanish) and then it's followed by a morning message which alternates in language everyday.

8:15 - 8:45-Shared Reading (Poems)
   Three days Spanish/Two days English and then the following week alternates. This is a time I also use to introduce new vocabulary using a cognitive content dictionary.

8:45 - 9:30- Spanish Guided Reading
    I try to see two groups a day. When we have a paraprofessional in the classroom we get to see up to four groups a day.

9:50-10:10-Read Aloud
  Mini Lesson w/Note taking if it's a new Focus Skill, or my students will do a double entry journal demonstrating the new skill. This also alternates by day.

                  
10:10 - 11:00-Writers Workshop
   I focus on one language a month. We may start with small moments in Spanish but by next month the students are writing them in English.

11:00 - 11:45 Lunch

11:50-12:30-English Guided Reading
   Again I try to see two groups in English.

12:30-1:15-Math
  Whole group math lesson, guided work and then independent work.These lessons are also done three days Spanish and two days English. We also do a lot of math journals where students have to write about the math strategy they used to solve the word problem.

1:15-2:00-Science or Social Studies
   This year my grade partners and I decided to teach Social Studies the first semester and Science the second, but on a weekly basis we alternate the language. This would involve a read aloud and journal writing. If my read aloud in the morning was in English I try to make this one Spanish. And if this month the students are writing in Spanish I try to have them write in English in their Science or Social Studies journals.

2:09- Dismissal

Are you willing to share how you teach in your Dual Language classroom? Link up with Candis @ I Teach Dual Language for a chance to win a DVD of Speaking in Tongues (a documentary on Dual Language Education)!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting your schedule! I'm in a transitional bilingual program, but I'm looking into teaching in a more dual language fashion and am currently researching the model and schedules. I'm in 2nd grade and my kids will be "pushed" to English next year and I want 2nd grade to be of great benefit for them prior to moving on.

    Thanks again!

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