New Spanish Dictionaries

 New Spanish Dictionaries

 

Nuevo Diccionario básico de la lengua española  

 

Santillana
Nuevo Diccionario básico de la lengua española
(New Basic Dictionary of the Spanish Language)

  • An easy-to-use dictionary of the Spanish language.
  • All of the basic vocabulary that is necessary to know (close to 28,000 entries), through short, simple definitions.
  • Essential synonyms and antonyms.
  • Regular and irregular verb conjugation tables.

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New Fiction Titles for K-5

A Must-Have Resource for Understanding and Using Spanish Poetry in the Classroom

¡No funciona la tele!  

Glenn McCoy
¡No funciona la tele!
(Penny Lee and Her TV)

BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Family - General / Imagination & Play / Animals - Pets

This book tells the tale of a TV-addicted little girl and her dog Mr. Barkley, as they try to find a solution for the catastrophic breakdown of their television. Matters are complicated thanks to the pet’s plan to show his master the real world.
A simple story that discusses the importance of diversifying the way we spend our free time. It also invites readers (and their parents) to be conscious of their relationship with electronic devices.

 

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The BFG film directed by Steven Spielberg will be released July 1st!

 The BFG film directed by Steven Spielberg
will be released July 1st! 

 

  Está linda la mar:
Para entender la poesía y usarla en el aula  

Roald Dahl
El Gran Gigante Bonachón
(The BFG)

BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic / Monsters / Family - Orphans & Foster Homes

A giant kidnaps Sophie from the orphanage. Luckily for Sophie, he is far more friendly than his disgusting neighbors, whose favorite pastime is guzzling and swallowing nice little children. Sophie and the giant are determined to stop all of this through their ingenious plan!

Watch the movie's trailer!

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Author of the month – Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl
dahl

Su padre, de origen noruego, murió cuando el futuro escritor sólo tenía tres años. Esta desaparición dejó en apuros económicos a la familia, que hubo de trasladarse a una casa más pequeña. La madre prefirió seguir viviendo en Inglaterra antes que regresar a Noruega, cumpliendo con ello el deseo de su marido de educar a sus hijos en escuelas británicas.

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Autobiographical Tales for Middle Grade Readers – Resources for your Spanish Classroom

 Autobiographical Tales for
Middle Grade Readers
 

Alma Flor Ada
Tesoros de mi isla: Una infancia cubana
(Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba)

BISAC: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & AutobiographyCultural Heritage - Literary – Women / Family - Multigenerational / People & Places - Caribbean & Latin America / Social Topics - Emotions & Feelings - Values and Virtues / House & Home / Lifestyles - City & Town Life

  Tesoros de mi isla: Una infancia cubana  

The renowned Hispanic author and educator Alma Flor Ada offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees BloomUnder the Royal Palms, and the new collection of stories Days at La Quinta Simoni.

These heartwarming, poignant, and often humorous, true autobiographical tales encourage readers to discover the stories in their own lives—and to celebrate the joys and struggles we all share, no matter where or when we grew up.

 
 
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El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha de Miguel de Cervantes – Resources for your Spanish Classroom

Don Quijote Drawing
Este mes de abril lo hemos dedicado a la literatura hispanoamericana. Este 22 de abril se conmemorarán 500 años del fallecimiento de Miguel de Cervantes. Para recordar su nombre y homenajear su dedicación literaria, dedicaré unas líneas a ese tesoro literario que nos regalara el autor: don Quijote de la Mancha.

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