This conversation features Christa Holland-Anderson, a 6th grade Spanish immersion teacher at Holland Language Academy. add.a.lingua’s Stephanie Irizarry asks Maestra Holland-Anderson to describe some of her instructional practices, as well as strategies she uses to grow her proficiency in the Spanish language.
FonoCultura is an early Spanish reader series that uses author Olga Díaz’s personal stories to bring together authentic language and cultural elements for the benefit of student learning. Here’s what what mom had to say about what the series means to her son.
Instead of merely admiring the problems surrounding limited culturally and linguistically authentic Spanish texts for budding readers, Olga Díaz tackled them head-on as an author.
Bi-literacy is a complex developmental process, but classrooms that actively attend to these strategies are classrooms moving towards bi-literacy success for all students.