According to the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy, more than 90 million adults over the age of 16 in the United States (more than 40%) have low literacy skills. According to ProLiteracy (2013), 14% of the adults over the age of 16 read at or below a fifth-grade level, with only 29% reading at the eight-grade level. Seventy-five percent of state prison inmates and 59% of federal prison inmates have not graduated from high school or can be described as having low literacy skills. Twenty percent of adults have literacy skills that are considered inadequate for the workplace (Comings, Reder, &I Sum, 2001).
Learning to read or improving your reading skills can be a very daunting task, especially if it is not in your native language. Fisher Hill workbooks for Spanish-speaking teens and adults are an excellent resource for people who self-study (work on their own to improve their literacy skills) or attend a literacy course. Our workbooks use large print, do not progress too rapidly and include an answer key. Spanish-speaking teens and adults who have literacy skills in their native language will very much enjoy using the the four book series called English for the Spanish Speaker.
Many immigrants or migrants in the United States may have had little prior schooling in their home country and may only be able to read a few words in their native language. Our four workbook series: English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker, English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker, English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker, and English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker were written to help Spanish speakers develop reading and writing skills in English. The English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker workbook series helps students understand the alphabetic principle of reading and spelling. Many stories in the English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker series are non-fiction to help students increase their knowledge base in the area of science and social science.
Fisher Hill workbooks are bilingual to help facilitate and accelerate Spanish speakers in their development of English reading and writing. Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to see all of our workbooks for Spanish-speaking teens and adults.