Say Hola to Spanish series
With verses as bouncy as a conga line, the books in the Say Hola to Spanish series make reading and speaking Spanish fun for children.
In each book, playful illustrations bring Spanish words to life through humorous and thematic scenes while introducing a new language and culture. A glossary is also included to help beginning Spanish speakers with pronunciations. Whether read alone or aloud with a group, the Say Hola to Spanish books are a perfect way to share the excitement of learning another language.
Teaching the Say Hola to Spanish series
Say Hola to Spanish teacher’s guide
Say Hola to Spanish Otra Vez (Again!) teacher’s guide
Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus teacher’s guide
Bilingual English/Spanish and Dual Language Books Collection
11 Books on Latin American Immigration & Migration
11 Educator Resources for Teaching Children about Latin Immigration and Migration
5 Books for Hispanic Heritage Month
5 Tips to Engage Latino Families and Students
Book-Hungry Hands: A Guest Post by Pat Mora
Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners in Elementary and Middle School-Part 1 Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners-Part 2: Choosing a Text and Vocabulary Words
Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners-Part 3: Teaching Vocabulary in Layers Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners-Part 4: Writing, Speaking, & Listening Practice Using Dual Language and Bilingual Books and Parent-Volunteers to Foster Deep Thinking
Using Dual Language and Bilingual Books in First and Second Grade
Using Dual Language and Bilingual Books in Third and Fourth Grade
Susan Middleton Elya is the author of several children's books for LEE & LOW. She holds a degree in elementary education and taught high school and middle school Spanish for many years. A native of Urbandale, Iowa, Elya now lives in Danville, California, with her family. Visit her online at susanelya.com.
Loretta Lopez was born in El Paso, Texas, and earned a fine arts degree at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She returned to her hometown of El Paso, where she currently lives and continues to work as an artist, an illustrator, a designer, and a part-time astrologer. Visit her online at lorettalopez.com
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