Resources: Grades 3-5

General Tips

Change shows on Netflix and Disney+ to Spanish +/- English subtitles (opposite for Spanish speaking families that need extra English at home) Netflix tip: you can adjust the speed.

Journaling 2-3x/wk in Spanish & English.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library offers:


MakeMake is a FREE collection of e-books in Spanish for youth ages 3-15. Additionally, the interface is in Spanish and most titles are books written by Latin American writers. Click “Explorar” to expand the browsing options. Accessible on your phone or tablet. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: Proxy login (
All CMS students are automatically enrolled in this program and can use their school ID number. The default PIN is the students birthdate in MM/DD format (ex: a July 4 birthday has a PIN of 0704). *This is a CMS Approved FREE Tutoring Partnership*

Spanish YouTube Channels

Spanish Like a Pro! – YouTube
Rockalingua – YouTube
Spanish Playground – YouTube
Señor Jordan – YouTube
TruFluency Kids Spanish Immersion – YouTube

Spanish Podcasts: (Check all – Apple, iHeart, Spotify)

¡Hola Nature! Podcast
Spanish Stories for Kids
Tumble en Español
Sesame Street en las Comunidades
Allegro Mágico

Spanish Movies


Spanish Shows

El Chavo del 8 TV | YouTube


There are several Spanish specific math videos available that you can search on YouTube. Below is one example

How to teach fracciones | YouTube
Khan Academy – can be in Spanish or English – free Online Math Tutoring for K-12th Grade Children led by Volunteer Student Teachers. Students join a zoom link anytime between 7:00pm – 9:00pm and are matched with a tutor. *This is a CMS approved FREE tutoring partnership*

Early Chapter Books

Amazon Links included, but are also available to borrow at Charlotte-Mecklenburg libraries

La Princesa de Negro by Shannon Hale
Anna Kadabra. El Club de la Luna Llena by Pedro Mañas and David Sierra Listón
Zoé y Sasafrás Dragones y malvaviscos by Asia Citro and Marion Lindsay
Unicornio y Yeti 1: Brillantes nuevos amigos by Heather Ayris Burnell and Hazel Quintanilla
Diario de una Lechuza: El Festival Florestástico de Eva by Rebecca Elliott
Mercy Watson al rescate by Kate DiCamillo, Kate, Chris Van Dusen, and Marcela Brovelli
Pangato: Soy yo by Jim Benton

More Chapter Books

Escuela de dragones by Tracey West and Damien Jones
Hombre Perro by Dav Pilkey
Sobra patines by Victoria Jamieson
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Dinosaurios al atardecer by Mary Pope Osborne
¡La escuela está viva! by Jack Chabert

Roald Dahl books

Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate
James y el melocotón gigante

Free Spanish Audiobooks

The Fable Cottage – Bilingual Spanish children’s stories with audio
Spotify Playlist – Audio books & podcasts in Spanish

Spanish Music Artists

Jose Luis Orozco
123 Andres
Spanish Together
Sonia de los Santos
Joel Valle
Ana Calabrese

Magazine Subscriptions – Spanish

Studies Weekly Store – Science
Revista Algarabía niños
Print Bookazines – Explora Magazine
National Geographic Kids

Magazine Subscriptions – English

TIME for Kids