Classroom Activities for Valentine’s Day

Por- Angela Padrón

Each year, people in the United States celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th. The holiday signifies a day of love and friendship, when people tell family members, spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, teachers, and close friends just how much they love them. Cupids, hearts, and the color red can be seen everywhere around this holiday. While people exchange gifts, chocolates, stuffed animals, and valentines with each other, teachers can use Valentine’s Day symbols and themes to create fun, meaningful, and engaging lessons for students.

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Practica las destrezas fonéticas con el cuento Benito y el bate

Por-Glenda Rosado

Según la Real Academia Española, la fonética  se define como lo perteneciente o relativo a los sonidos del habla. Con el cuento Benito y el bate, podemos practicar las destrezas fonéticas de la consonante b y las vocales: ba, be, bi, bo, bu.

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Enero: Mes de autores y resoluciones para el año nuevo

Por- Glenda Rosado

El comienzo de un nuevo año es un buen momento para pensar en resoluciones y comenzar con el pie derecho. Una resolución que no debe faltar en nuestra lista, es la lectura. Para nuestra fortuna, Latinoamérica nos ha regalado autores muy talentosos. Gracias a ellos, podemos viajar con sus historias y relatos, además de conocer más del mundo y la vida. Y es por esto que el primer mes del año se lo dedicamos a los autores.

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Isabel Allende—from The House of Spirits to Paula, get to know this essential Latina writer

By- Angela Padrón

Isabel Allende is a Latina writer who was born in Lima, Peru on August 2, 1942. Her writing can be categorized as realistic, inspired by her upbringing and real-life events. When Allende was three years old, her mother moved the family to Santiago, Chile, where Allende spent several years of her youth. After attending school in Bolivia and Lebanon, Allende returned to Chile to complete college. From 1959–1965, she worked for the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Santiago. In 1962, she married, and a year later gave birth to her daughter Paula. The family traveled throughout Europe, living in Switzerland and Belgium.

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Gabriel García Márquez, one of the most famous Latin American writers to ever live

By- Angela Padron

Gabriel García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia on March 6, 1927. He is best known for writing magical realism—fictional works that combine realistic elements with fantastical ones. At first, García Márquez studied law at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá, but he soon abandoned that field to follow his true passion—writing. In addition to becoming a novelist, García Márquez was also a short story writer, screenwriter, and a journalist.

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