The Bilingual Balance

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Hi, I'm Jenna! I'm a mom of three, bilingual teacher, and reading specialist, and I love helping teachers and parents foster a love for language and reading in their children!
 
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By The Bilingual Balance
This guided reading quick-guide includes research-based questions and ideas for teachers as they plan and implement effective guided reading instruction. It includes:-selecting appropriate texts-setting a focus for learning-ideas for your guided
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Teacher Manuals
$5.00
166
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By The Bilingual Balance
This is my guided reading guide for use by bilingual English and Spanish teachers. It includes: guiding questions and ideas for selecting appropriate texts and setting a focus for learning, before, during, and after reading ideas, observational
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Teacher Manuals
$5.00
11
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By The Bilingual Balance
These Spanish phonics skill posters will be bold and colorful tools to use when teaching one of the skills to students, when reviewing, when you need a visual for the skills around the room, or when reteaching any of these skills. Print them on
Subjects:
Reading, Spanish, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Posters
$5.00
4
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By The Bilingual Balance
Create bilingual picture dictionaries for your students to use to collect all of their new words during the school year! Use these forms to make individual dictionaries for each of your students. Staple them together, put them in a three ring
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Spanish
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Interactive Notebooks
$2.00
2
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By The Bilingual Balance
Use this colorful calendar set in ENGLISH, in SPANISH, or both!This beautiful Spicy Peppers calendar set can be used in a pocket chart or on any bulletin board. It also includes extra classroom decor for your wall or bulletin board. You'll
Subjects:
Spanish, Foreign Languages, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.50
Digital Download ZIP (1.06 MB)
By The Bilingual Balance
Use this colorful Otomi-inspired calendar set in ENGLISH, in SPANISH, or both!This beatiful Fiesta de flores (Flower Party) calendar set can be used in a pocket chart or on any bulletin board. It also includes extra classroom decor for your wall or
Subjects:
Spanish, Foreign Languages, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.50
Digital Download ZIP (1.68 MB)
By The Bilingual Balance
Help your beginning readers learn the Spanish alphabet with these cute, black and white printable charts! Students can practice alphabet letter names and their sounds. Use the charts to introduce letters and their sounds, practice them with
Subjects:
Reading, Spanish, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
1
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By The Bilingual Balance
Do you need some easy to use word work practice pages for your dual language students? These templates will give your students fun and engaging ways to practice their sight words. They can be used with any words you'd like! Perfect for use with
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$4.50
Digital Download PDF (1.85 MB)
By The Bilingual Balance
Do you need some easy to use word work practice pages for your students? These templates will give your students fun and engaging ways to practice their sight words. They can be used with any words you'd like! Perfect for use with your classroom
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (1.08 MB)
By The Bilingual Balance
Do you need some easy to use word work practice pages for your students? These SPANISH templates will give your students fun and engaging ways to practice their sight words. They can be used with any words you'd like! Perfect for use with your
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (1.22 MB)
By The Bilingual Balance
Looking for a way to increase students' Spanish oral language? This set of seven interview forms can be printed and used for partners to interview each other. Students have scripted questions, a place for writing their partner's answers, and a
Subjects:
Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (0.26 MB)
By The Bilingual Balance
I have created lesson plan templates and an observational notes form to help you plan and implement more effective guided reading groups. You will receive:-a guided reading lesson plan template for three lessons/sheet-a guided reading lesson plan
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Professional Documents, Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.43 MB)
By The Bilingual Balance
This Spanish pronunciation guide is a wonderful tool for parents or teachers of bilingual students!It includes a cute and colorful Spanish alphabet chart with how to say each letter name so parents can practice letter names and sounds with their
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Posters
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By The Bilingual Balance
This bilingual handout will get you (or parents!) confidently supporting new readers!It includes 8 beginning word-solving strategies (like Look at the Picture, Skip it and Reread, and Ask Yourself, "Does it Make Sense?") in a poster form on the
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, For Parents
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.28 MB)
By The Bilingual Balance
This is a bright, colorful printable of the Spanish alphabet letters!It includes the 27 letters and how to say their names. I hope it can help students or parents learn how to correctly pronounce them. It does not include digraphs ch and ll.
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, For Parents
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.66 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have experience teaching in dual language classrooms (Spanish and English) in Iowa, Arizona, and Colorado. I've also been a literacy specialist for a 1st-5th grade elementary school, and I'm the blogger behind www.bilingualbalance.com.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am passionate about all things language and literacy!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I earned my Master's degree in 2011 and graduated summa cum laude as a regents scholar in 2008.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Master's degree as an Elementary Reading Specialist, a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and teaching endorsements in Reading and Spanish.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love creating resources to use with my own three kids, too! Visit my website at www.bilingualbalance.com.

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