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Hi! I’m a G/T Bilingual teacher (EC-6th), passionate about bilingual/dual language education and language learning.
Happy *almost New Year! It seems that not too long ago we were teaching about Thanksgiving, holidays around the world and fall. Well, now it is time to teach about winter, the New Year, Valentine’s and animals in the winter.
TIP FOR TEACHERS: If you have an awesome school librarian like I do, give this list to her and/or check your local library to see how many books you can check out. If you want them for your personal library, simply click on the links and get them on amazon, you can see a list of all the books we have added so far here.
When you see this 🏫, it means we have a great activity to accompany this book!
1. Estamos en invierno por Joyce Jeffries
Snow, sledding and hot cocoa can only mean one thing: Winter is here. This charming fiction title transports readers into a winter wonderland, where a relatable narrator explores the season. Readers meet the narrators family and friends, who show how much fun it is to spend Winter with loved ones.
2.Tren de invierno by Susanna Isern
This is a sweet story about friendship. With winter coming, the forest animals catch the train that will take them to warmer lands. The trip is going smoothly, until one passenger suddenly realizes someone is missing. The Winter Train takes young readers on a touching journey that brings out the very best in everyone.
3. Las aves en el invierno by Jenny Fretland VanVoorst
In Birds in Winter, beginning readers will learn how birds migrate or adapt to survive the winter months. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage early readers as they discover how birds handle the chilly weather conditions.
4.DLee’s Snow day (Bilingual story) by Diana Lee Santamaria
A winter tale featuring the character DLee, her brother Angel, and her curious cat, Mr. Mustache. Published as a bilingual story, in both English and Spanish, this story captures the beauty and magic of a child’s first snowfall.
5.¡El invierno es divertido! by Walt K. Moon
There’s snow on the ground, and icicles are forming! It must be winter. Through vivid full-color photographs and carefully leveled text, discover what kinds of activities people do in the winter. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and other great features make this Spanish-language edition an excellent introduction to nonfiction reading for children.
7.Un día de nieve by Ezra Jack Keats
No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
8. In Winter/ En Invierno by Susana Madinabeitia
“In winter… I am going to build a snowman! What are you going to build? En invierno… ¡Voy a hacer un muñeco de nieve! ¿Qué vas a hacer tú?”. With vibrant photographs and text in both English and Spanish, In Winter / En Invierno will soon become a story time favorite!
9. El mitón by Jan Brett
In her distinctive style, Jan Brett brings the animals to life with warmth and humor, and her illustrations are full of visual delights and details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes.
14.El invierno by Julie Murray
Big changes come in winter–from the weather to the activities we do. Pairing very simple text and vibrant pictures of winter, readers will learn what they can expect in this season and all the fun things they can do. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
From learning stations to poems and comprehension passages, here are some of our highlights for winter!
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