Resources in Spanish

Resources in Spanish

Scholastic News Edition 1 supports students in the exciting adventure of learning a second language. We bring our early childhood language learners motivating, seasonal nonfiction that builds knowledge and vocabulary to help students become proficient bilinguals. Our delightful digital resources are tailored for emergent bilingual children, either English as Second Language (ESLs) or Spanish as Second Language (SSLs) learners. We incorporate active learning and best teaching practices.

How to Access Our Resources in Spanish

When you subscribe to our print issue, you get access to our Spanish versions online.

Our Spanish versions online are a great resource for dual language, ESL, and SSL teachers looking for high-quality materials in Spanish. Even if you happen to have just a couple of bilingual students in your classroom, in transition to learn English, or with limited English proficiency, Scholastic News 1 is an important resource to support their first language acquisition.

Educators and scholars agree that supporting students’ first language plays a big role in second-language development. With the Spanish version of Scholastic News 1, children can listen to the issues read aloud, watch videos, and work on activity pages in Spanish. They can do it beforehand to get ready for their class in English or in Spanish! This will make it easier for them to make connections and understand the content and vocabulary in the second language, while developing their vocabulary and strengthening their language and comprehension skills in general. 

To help your students access the Spanish versions before teaching your class, you can take a moment before reading the issue, divide your students into small groups by English language proficiency, and allow your students to listen to the issue in English or Spanish before reading the issue again for the whole group. All your second-language learners will benefit from a second reading!

You can also send the issues home by printing them. And if you have limited printing options, you can ask parents to go online and read the issues to their child or watch our videos at home. They can also use the read-aloud option, which lets them listen to a native Spanish speaker read the issues for them. 

Let’s take a look at how to access all these resources online. 

Our Spanish versions are easily available, with just one click, here: 

How to Print the Issues in Spanish

Once you are inside, click on any of the issues. Let’s pick the one with the alligator: 

Click on the issue cover:

Then click PRINT THIS ISSUE. A window will show up to ask you to save the pdf on your computer. Click SAVE, and you are done!

Take-Home Letter to Parents

You can use the online resources in your classroom or allow parents to access our resources online and read the issue or watch background videos before teaching a lesson in your classroom. You can find our take-home letter in English and Spanish at the bottom of our homepage, in our Teacher’s Corner:

Activate Read-Aloud

To activate the read-aloud option, go to one of our issues online, and once you are inside the magazine, click here:

Our Archive

You can also access old issues and videos when you visit our archive. Here’s how to get to it and find whatever you need. There are two ways to get to the Archive. You can click “All Issues” or “Videos” at the top of the website, or you can click on any of the buttons under “Archive” at the bottom of our homepage. 

In the archives, scroll down to filter results in the left-hand column—especially at the bottom, where you can filter by language. Click “Spanish.”