Here we go again. The school bells have rung, the new school year has begun. Whether your kids go to a traditional school, a new-age school or are being home-schooled, reading goals are not (and should not) be restricted to "school". Reading is a life-enriching activity, one that goes farther than the classroom, school, tests, … Continue reading How To Set Family Reading Goals?
Here, at the Bilingual Reading Blog, we support and encourage bilingualism in all its possible combinations. It's not about the supremacy of one second language over another. It's about the opportunities for cognitive development and human interaction, which expand exponentially when you learn, practice and teach another language. Our mother tongue should only be the … Continue reading How About That Third Language?
Having someone to look up to, someone whose advice and example we can follow, someone we can talk to, who is willing to listen, who's walked in very similar shoes...that's one kind of positive relationship we all need in our lives. And being this person for someone else is one of the most valuable gift … Continue reading Why Become A Bilingual Mentor
According to the Media Literacy Project, media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media. We become media literate when we are able to understand the messages directed at us by all media outlets, television, radio, Internet, newspapers, billboards, video games, music, and all other forms of mass communication. Now, more than ever, we are faced, … Continue reading How to Tackle Media Literacy as a Family?
It's Hope Week for World Read Aloud, and it got us thinking about hope as a key ingredient in the journey of our bilingual readers' community. Having hope is great resource in our path toward improving literacy as a whole. Having hope is great when it comes to motivating ourselves to expose our kids to … Continue reading When Hope Is Not Enough
The world is witnessing a historic moment. The social fabric of America is being torn, top to bottom; by confusing messages, "alternative facts", toxic rhetoric, and everything in between. A country that many once held as a self-realized utopia is currently being pushed backwards, at a supersonic pace, stumbling on the same obstacles we thought … Continue reading Diversity as Part of The Bilingual Classroom
OK, so you are a bilingual teacher. But what does that mean? It might mean you teach English as a second language (ESL). It might mean you teach your native language to non-native speakers, or teach another language you know. It might mean you teach in a classroom that is bilingual at its core, or … Continue reading Who Is The Bilingual Teacher?
How can a simple writing activity encourage more emotional awareness and positive social interactions? Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and the readiness to show appreciation for kindness. You show this appreciation by your words and actions. And what best way to integrate both than by writing a Thank You Note? Gratitude then is … Continue reading Gratitude As An Opportunity
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