This file is 17 pages long (including this page). Your bilingual alphabet fits 2 letters to a page. Each page should go into a clear plastic sheet protector, like the ones that go inside of a binder. You can then hang them around your room in the protector sheets.
Print pages 2-15 on bright red paper or cardstock (red is for Spanish). Then print pages 2-14 on bright blue paper or cardstock (blue is for English). These pages are the reusable components of your alphabet that will remain year after year. I recommend using thick quality cardstock.
The last page is a blank student generated page where the students will draw a picture to match the letter and then either write a word or a description (depending on grade level). You will print as many copies of page 16 or 17 (whichever you intend on using) as letters of the alphabet. So, 26 (13 sheets) for English alphabet and 27 (14 sheets) for the Spanish alphabet. Cut out the squares and have the children use the large empty space to draw a picture of something that starts with the letter you intend on matching it to. If Kinder or 1st grade, use page 16 and have the students write a single word or phrase to match the drawing. If 2nd or 3rd grade, use page 17 and have the students write a sentence or couple of sentences describing the drawing.
The most common question I’ve received is “Where are the Ch, Ll, and Rr letters? Why have you only included the Ñ?” The answer is that while the ch, ll and rr are SOUNDS they are no longer considered “letters” by the Spanish Royal Academy (the international council that decides what the official Spanish alphabet includes.) They did away with extra letters back in 2010.
For reference see: (http://spanish.about.com/b/2010/11/29/two-letters-dropped-from-spanish-alphabet.htm and http://www.donquijote.org/spanishlanguage/alphabet/)