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A Lesson about Voting

A Lesson about Voting

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More people voted in the 2020 election than ever before!  I wore my Voted sticker that day.  In Fisher Hill’s English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker Book 6 there is a story about voting.  There are six workbooks in the series and each workbook has twenty stories.  The story  and comprehension questions about voting are below.


Do you vote?  Do you vote in the local, state and national elections?  Are you registered to vote?  Before you can vote, you need to be registered to vote.  You will need to fill out a registration form.  These forms can be found at your local public library, department of motor vehicles (DMV), schools, or on line.  After you fill out the form, mail it to the address located on the form.  Most states require that you register thirty days before you plan to vote.  There are seven states that allow you to register on the day that you vote.  These states are: Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. In these states, voters can register when they arrive at the polls.  Five of these seven states rank highest in the nation in voter turnout.

You need to be eighteen years or older in order to vote and a citizen of the United States of America.  Some states do not allow convicted felons to vote. If you’re a college student living away from home, you may register to vote in the college’s city, even if that is not your permanent address.

When registering to vote, you may declare an affiliation with a political party.  The two most popular political parties in the United States are the Democrat and Republican parties. In partisan elections, such as primary elections, this allows voters who are members of a particular party to determine which of the party’s candidates will be the party’s nominee in the general election. In several states, elections are nonpartisan and voters may vote in any one of the party primaries. In these nonpartisan elections, a voter requests a particular party’s ballot when checking in at the polling place.

In general elections, you may choose to vote for all of a particular party’s candidates (straight-ticket voting) or to vote for candidates from different parties for different offices.  For example, you may vote for the Democrat candidate for President, the Republican candidate for Senator, and the Independent Party candidate for Governor.  In a general election, one’s political party affiliation does not determine which party’s candidates one may vote for.

Where do you go to vote?  You go to the polling place.  The polling place will be near your home in a community center, school, or even in a neighbor’s garage.  Several weeks before the election, you will receive a sample ballot in the mail which will have the location of the polling place where you can go to vote.

Register to vote! Tell your friends and relatives to register so everyone can vote and be part of the democratic process.

Comprehension Questions

Use la información en Voting para contestar las siguientes preguntas.  Conteste cada pregunta con una oración completa.

  1. Where can you get a registration form to vote?


  1. In most states, you need to register how many days before you can vote?


  1. Name the seven states you can register at the polls.


  1. What are the two requirements for being able to vote?


  1. Do you have to vote in the same city as your permanent address?


  1. What does the word affiliation mean?


  1. What are the two most popular political parties in the United States?


  1. What is the purpose of primary elections?


  1. What is a nonpartisan primary election?


  1. How will you know where your polling place is?


You can view sample lessons from each workbook on our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com.  Just click on a workbook and then click on the blue box that says Sample Lessonhttps://fisher-hill.com/product-category/comprehension/

 English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker workbooks are part of Fisher Hill’s Structured Literacy Program.  The Structured Literacy Program has six levels.  The vocabulary workbooks review the vocabulary for each level.  On our website, there are placement tests to determine on which level a student should begin.  A student needs a score of 80% on the placement test to go to the next level.  For example, if a student gets 60% on the placement test for Level 1, then the student needs to begin with Level 1 with English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1https://fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Placement-Test-Level-1-2.png Each level begins with the Reading and Spelling workbook.  Each level has four workbooks:

Reading and Spelling


Writing Composition


These placement tests can be found under Teacher Resources on our website www.Fisher-Hill.comTeacher Resources can be found on the top tool bar.  Click on Teacher Resources, then click on Reading and Spelling.  Then scroll down to the placement tests. You will also find instructions on how to give the tests. https://fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Placement-Tests-Directions.pdf

There are other teacher resources for these workbooks under Reading and Spelling.  There is a Scope and Sequence to help you use the workbooks.  There are Word and Sentence Practice pages and Word Chains to help with fluency.

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All of the workbooks in Fisher Hill’s Structured Literacy Program including the English Reading Comprehension workbooks can also be downloaded as Ebooks.

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