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English Reading and Spelling for Spanish Speakers

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Fisher Hill has a series with six workbooks called English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/reading-and-spelling/  The series was written to help Spanish speakers learn to read and write in English.  The workbooks use a systematic approach in teaching the English speech sounds and provides practice with phonemic awareness, which is the ability to identify individual sounds and their order within words.  Learning the different speech sounds will help students read and write in English fluently.  Eighty-five percent (85%) of words in English are phonetic.  The workbooks also present many of the commonly used words, called sight words, that are not phonetic.

The workbooks are bilingual since the word list for each lesson is presented in English and Spanish.  There are pictures to go with many of the words in the lists.  Each lesson emphasizes one or two new speech sounds.  The vowel sounds in English are different than those in Spanish, but many of the English consonant sounds are similar to those in Spanish. There are 26 letters in the English alphabet:

Upper Case

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Lower Case

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Each lesson’s word list begins with words that contain the speech sound that is being emphasized in that lesson.  The last word or words in the list are sight words.

Practicing English speech sounds and their spellings along with sight words will help Spanish speakers and all students learn English reading and spelling.

 English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker is part of Fisher Hill’s Structured Literacy Program for Spanish speaking teens and adults. https://www.fisher-hill.com/structured-literacy-program/ The series is geared toward Spanish speakers, but students of all languages can benefit from this program.  The series has six levels.   Each level has four workbooks:

Reading and Spelling

Reading Comprehension

Writing Composition

Vocabulary

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The first book to use at each level is the Reading and Spelling workbook.  The program uses a very systematic, explicit approach to teaching the forty-four English speech sounds.  After completing the English Reading and Spelling Book 1, https://www.fisher-hill.com/product/english-reading-and-spelling-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-1/ students are ready to practice reading by using the English Reading Comprehension Book 1 https://www.fisher-hill.com/product/english-reading-comprehension-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-1/ or writing by using the English Writing Composition Book 1https://www.fisher-hill.com/product/english-writing-composition-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-1/ The  English Vocabulary Book 1 https://www.fisher-hill.com/product/english-vocabulary-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-1/ reviews the vocabulary presented at Level 1. After completing the six levels, students will have an excellent foundation in English literacy.

On our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com under Teacher Resources on the top toolbar there are placement tests to determine on which level a student should begin. https://www.fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/sound-spelling-placement-test-book-1.pdf After clicking on Teacher Resources, then click on Reading and Spelling and scroll down until you reach the placement tests.  There are also instructions on how to use the placement tests. https://www.fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/instructions-for-sound-spelling.pdf

Also under Teacher Resources are activity pages to go along with English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1.

Adults like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish, there’s lots of pictures but the content is for adults.  Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go!  There’s an answer key at the the end of each lesson and an English translation of the Spanish directions at the end of each book.

Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about the series  English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker and the other series in our Structured Literacy Program.

 

 

English Vocabulary for Spanish Speakers

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Fisher Hill has a series with six workbooks called English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker.  https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/vocabulary/  This series was written to help Spanish speakers improve their English vocabulary.  The six workbooks use many pictures and graphic organizers to help students expand their English vocabulary. Each vocabulary workbook reviews the vocabulary for each level in Fisher Hill’s Structured Literacy Program.  There are six levels in this program.

 English Vocabulary the Spanish Speaker is part of Fisher Hill’s Structured Literacy Program for Spanish speaking teens and adults.  https://www.fisher-hill.com/structured-literacy-program/ The series is geared toward Spanish speakers, but students of all languages can benefit from this program.  The series has six levels.   Each level has four workbooks:

Reading and Spelling

Reading Comprehension

Writing Composition

Vocabulary

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The first book to use at each level is the Reading and Spelling workbook.  https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/reading-and-spelling/ The program uses a very systematic, explicit approach to teaching the forty-four English speech sounds.  After completing the Reading and Spelling workbook, students are ready to practice reading by using the Reading Comprehension workbook https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/comprehension/ or writing by using the Writing Composition workbook. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/composition/ The Vocabulary workbook reviews the vocabulary at each level. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/vocabulary/  After completing the six levels, students will have an excellent foundation in English literacy.

On our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com under Teacher Resources there are placement tests to determine on which level a student should begin. https://www.fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/sound-spelling-placement-test-book-1.pdf  After clicking on Teacher Resources, then click on Reading and Spelling and scroll down until you reach the placement tests.  There are also instructions on how to use the placement tests. https://www.fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/instructions-for-sound-spelling.pdf

Adults like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish, there’s lots of pictures but the content is for adults.  Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go!  There’s an answer key at the the end of each lesson and an English translation of the Spanish directions at the end of each book.

Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker and the other workbooks in our Structured Literacy Program.

 

 

 

English Reading for Spanish Speakers

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Fisher Hill has a six book workbook series call English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/comprehension/  This series was written to help Spanish speakers improve their English reading skills.  The six English Reading Comprehension workbooks each have twenty lessons.  Lessons include practice with fluency, vocabulary, visualization, comprehension, phonology and phonics.  There is an answer key at the end of each lesson.

Reading smoothly (fluency) is an important skill.  Fluency allows readers to think about what they are reading instead of having to think about sounding out words. Decoding skills need to be learned and practiced so these skills become automatic when reading words.  Visualizing (making pictures in your head) helps readers remember what they have read. Good vocabulary skills help readers visualize.  Readers cannot visualize a word if they do not know its meaning. All of these skills:  fluency, visualizing, vocabulary, and decoding are necessary for reading comprehension.

Reading comprehension is the goal of reading.  Reading is an essential skill for jobs and daily life.  Many people enjoy reading and say it is one of their favorite pastimes.  Others read only when it is necessary. Whichever the case may be, everyone needs to know how to read.  Learning to read comes more easily to some people than others.  Most people need to be taught how to read.  It is different from learning to talk.  Learning to read can be very difficult for some people but with practice, most everyone can learn to read.

English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker is part of Fisher Hill’s Structured Literacy Program for Spanish speaking teens and adults to learn how to read and write in English. https://www.fisher-hill.com/structured-literacy-program/ The series is geared toward Spanish speakers, but students of all languages can benefit from this program.  The series has six levels.   Each level has four workbooks:

Reading and Spelling

Reading Comprehension

Writing Composition

Vocabulary

The first book to use at each level is the Reading and Spelling workbook.  https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/reading-and-spelling/ The program uses a very systematic, explicit approach to teaching the forty-four English speech sounds.  After completing the Reading and Spelling workbook, students are ready to practice reading by using the Reading Comprehension workbook or writing by using the Writing Composition workbook. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/composition/  The Vocabulary  workbook reviews the vocabulary at each level. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/vocabulary/ After completing the six levels, students will have an excellent foundation in English literacy.

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On our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com under Teacher Resources there are placement tests to determine on which level a student should begin. https://www.fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/sound-spelling-placement-test-book-1.pdf After clicking on Teacher Resources, then click on Reading and Spelling and scroll down until you reach the placement tests.  There are also instructions on how to use the placement tests. https://www.fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/instructions-for-sound-spelling.pdf

Adults like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish, there’s lots of pictures but the content is for adults.  Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go!  There’s an answer key at the the end of each lesson and an English translation of the Spanish directions at the end of each book.

Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker and the other workbooks in our Structured Literacy Program.

 

 

 

English Writing for Spanish Speakers

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Fisher Hill has a six book workbook series call English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/composition/. This series was written to help Spanish speakers improve their English writing skills.  The series uses a structured and systematic approach in teaching the different writing skills. English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker Book 1 begins by teaching basic sentence structure, progresses to longer, more detailed sentences, and ends with students writing informative paragraphs.  The final book in the series (Book 6) includes instruction and practice for writing compound and complex sentences. It also provides instruction and practice for writing essays. By the time students finish the six-book writing series, they will be able to compose informative, operational, and persuasive essays.  These six workbooks are full of writing activities and graphic organizers to help students improve their writing skills.

English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker is part of Fisher Hill’s Structured Literacy Program for Spanish speaking teens and adults to learn how to read and write in English https://www.fisher-hill.com/structured-literacy-program/ The series is geared toward Spanish speakers, but students of all languages can benefit from this program.  The series has six levels.   Each level has four workbooks:

Reading and Spelling

Reading Comprehension

Writing Composition

Vocabulary

 The first book to use at each level is the Reading and Spelling workbook  https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/reading-and-spelling/. The program uses a very systematic, explicit approach to teaching the forty-four English speech sounds.  After completing the Reading and Spelling workbook, students are ready to practice reading by using the Reading Comprehension https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/comprehension/ workbook or writing by using the Writing Composition https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/composition/ workbook.  The Vocabulary https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/vocabulary/ workbook reviews the vocabulary at each level. After completing the six levels, students will have an excellent foundation in English literacy. On our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com under Teacher Resources there are placement tests to determine on which level a student should begin. After clicking on Teacher Resources, then click on Reading and Spelling and scroll down until you reach the placement tests.  There are also instructions on how to use the placement tests.

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Adults like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish, there’s lots of pictures but the content is for adults.  Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go!  There’s an answer key at the the end of each lesson and an English translation of the Spanish directions at the end of each book.

Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker and the other workbooks in our Structured Literacy Program.

Structured English Literacy Program for Spanish Speaking Teens and Adults

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Fisher Hill has a Structured Literacy Program to help Spanish speaking teens and adults learn to read and write in English. This program is excellent for any student, not just Spanish speakers. It can be used with individuals or in a class setting where many different languages are spoken.

Just click on https://www.fisher-hill.com/structured-literacy-program/ to view this program.  You’ll get a discount if you order an entire level which is four workbooks for $60.00. If you order the entire program of 24 workbooks the discounted price will be $350.

Fisher Hill’s Structured Literacy Program has six levels:  Each level consists of four workbooks to help Spanish-speaking teens and adults learn to read and write in English.  The four workbooks for each level are:

Reading and Spelling

Reading Comprehension

Writing Composition

Vocabulary

The first book to use at each level is the Reading and Spelling workbook.  The program uses a very systematic, explicit approach in teaching the English speech sounds.  After completing the Reading and Spelling workbook, students are ready to practice reading by using the Reading Comprehesnion workbook.  They can also practice writing by using the Writing Composition workbook.  The Vocabulary workbook reviews the vocabulary at each level. In the Reading and Spelling workbooks, there is a short diagnostic test in each lesson to monitor progress. After completing the six levels, students will have an excellent foundation in English literacy.

On our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com under Teacher Resources there are placement tests to determine on which level a student should begin. After clicking on Teacher Resources on the top tool bar, click on Reading and Spelling and scroll down until you reach the Placement Tests.  There are instructions on how to use the placement tests.

Students like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish, and there are lots of pictures, but the content is for older students.  Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go!  There’s an answer key at the the end of each lesson and an English translation of the Spanish directions at the end of each book. This structured literacy program can be used with any student who wants to learn how to read and spell in English.

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Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our Structured Literacy Program.  If you have any questions about our workbooks or how to navigate our  website, please email us at info@Fisher-Hill.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187.

 

Home Schooling – Free Teacher Resources for Reading and Spelling

Home Schooling – Free Teacher Resources for Reading and Spelling 150 150 hill-fisher

During this time of Coronavirus, many parents are having to home school their children.  Fisher Hill has an excellent three-workbook series to help you teach your children to read and spell.  The workbooks use a very systematic, explicit, structured and multisensory approach to help students learn the English speech sounds. Learning these sounds will help students decode words for reading and spelling.

Reading and Spelling Book 1 covers the five short vowel sounds, two long vowel sounds, beginning blends and high frequency words. There are twenty lessons in Book 1. Each lesson has four to five pages. There are also four Reading and Spelling Checks and an Answer Key at the end of the book.

Reading and Spelling Book 2 covers long vowel sounds, digraphs, ending blends, compound words, diphthongs and high frequency words. There are twenty lessons in Book 2. Each lesson has five pages. There are also four Reading and Spelling Checks and an Answer Key at the end of the book.

Reading and Spelling Book 3 covers vowel sound, words with two syllables and high frequency words. There are twenty lessons in Book 3. Each lesson has five pages. There are also four Reading and Spelling Checks and an Answer Key at the end of the book.

On our website, we have free resource material to go along with Reading and Spelling Book 1.  On our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com, go to the top tool bar and click on Teacher Resources. Then click on Reading and Spelling. You will then be able to click on Word and Sentence Practice pages and Word Chains.  These are good resources to use with Reading and Spelling Book 1.

If you have any questions about how to use these workbooks, please email us at info@Fisher-Hill.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187.

Visit us online at www.Fisher-Hill.com to view all of our workbooks. If you have any questions about our workbooks or how to navigate our  website, please email us at info@Fisher-Hill.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187.

Home Schooling – Helping Your Children to Read and Spell

Home Schooling – Helping Your Children to Read and Spell 150 150 hill-fisher

During this time of Coronavirus, many parents are having to home school their children.  Fisher Hill has an excellent three-workbook series to help you teach your children to read and spell.  The workbooks use a very systematic, explicit, structured and multisensory approach to help students learn the English speech sounds. Learning these sounds will help students decode words for reading and spelling. There is a sample lesson from each book available on our website.   https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/ebooks/

Reading and Spelling Book 1 covers the five short vowel sounds, two long vowel sounds, beginning blends and high frequency words. There are twenty lessons in Book 1. Each lesson has four to five pages. There are also four Reading and Spelling Checks and an Answer Key at the end of the book.  https://www.fisher-hill.com/product/ebook-reading-and-spelling-book-1/

Reading and Spelling Book 2 covers long vowel sounds, digraphs, ending blends, compound words, diphthongs and high frequency words. There are twenty lessons in Book 2. Each lesson has five pages. There are also four Reading and Spelling Checks and an Answer Key at the end of the book.  https://www.fisher-hill.com/product/ebook-reading-and-spelling-book-2/

Reading and Spelling Book 3 covers vowel sound, words with two syllables and high frequency words. There are twenty lessons in Book 3. Each lesson has five pages. There are also four Reading and Spelling Checks and an Answer Key at the end of the book.  https://www.fisher-hill.com/product/ebook-reading-and-spelling-book-3/

There are twenty lessons in each book.

 Each lesson begins with a word list that includes words with the targeted sound for that lesson. Many of these words can also be used as vocabulary words.

The next page in the lesson works with high frequency words. These words are often misspelled so they are presented and practiced repeatedly throughout the book.

The third page in the lesson is a fill in the blank page so students can practice using the words from the word list from the first page of the lesson and the high frequency words from the second page of the lesson. There are pictures from the first page of the lesson at the end of some of the fill in the blank sentences since many sentences could have more than one answer. Students use the pictures at the end of the sentence to know which word from the word list to use.

The fourth page of the lesson practices spelling, grammar, vocabulary or writing.

The last page of the lesson is a Word Search with the targeted and high frequency words from the lesson.

After five lessons, there is a Reading and Spelling Check to help monitor student progress.

Each workbook has approximately 110 pages.  The recommended teaching duration for each workbook is two months.

Next week’s blog will be about free resources that go along with these three workbooks.

If you have any questions about how to use these workbooks, please email us at info@Fisher-Hill.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187.  These workbooks can only be downloaded.

Visit us online at www.Fisher-Hill.com to view all of our workbooks. If you have any questions about our workbooks or how to navigate our  website, please email us at info@Fisher-Hill.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187.

Fisher Hill’s Orton Gillingham Workbooks Part 3

Fisher Hill’s Orton Gillingham Workbooks Part 3 150 150 hill-fisher

Fisher Hill has three workbooks for students of all ages to learn how to read and spell using Orton Gillingham practices.  In this blog I will write about the third book in the three-workbook series. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/ebooks/

Reading and Spelling Book 3 was written to help students of all ages learn to read and spell. It is for students who are just learning to read or who have had difficulty in learning to read. The workbook uses the Orton Gillingham approach to teach reading and spelling. The Orton Gillingham approach uses a very systematic, structured, explicit, and multisensory approach to teach the English speech sounds to read and spell.

Reading and Spelling Book 3 covers vowel sound and words with two syllables. There are twenty lessons in Book 3. Each lesson has five pages. There are also four Reading and Spelling Checks and an Answer Key at the end of the book.

Each lesson begins with a word list that includes words with the targeted sound for that lesson. Many of these words can also be used as vocabulary words.

The next page in the lesson works with high frequency words. These words are often misspelled so they are presented and practiced repeatedly throughout the book.

The third page in the lesson is a fill in the blank page so students can practice using the words from the word list from the first page of the lesson and the high frequency words from the second page of the lesson. There are pictures from the first page of the lesson at the end of some of the fill in the blank sentences since many sentences could have more than one answer. Students use the pictures at the end of the sentence to know which word from the word list to use.

The fourth page of the lesson practices spelling, grammar, vocabulary or writing.

The last page of the lesson is a Word Search with the targeted and high frequency words from the lesson.

After five lessons, there is a Reading and Spelling Check to help monitor student progress.

Features of Reading and Spelling Book 3

Answer Key

Assessments

Base Words

Compound Words

Contractions

Nouns

Sentence Practice

Sight Words

Suffixes

Syllables

Verbs

Vowel Sounds

Vocabulary Development

Word and Sentence Dictation

Word Searches

There is a total of 110 pages.  The recommended teaching duration for this workbook is two months.

This workbook can be used with an entire class at the lower grades or with individual older students who have had difficulty learning to read.

The workbook pages could also be used as homework.

If you have any questions about how to use this workbook, please email us at info@Fisher-Hill.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187.

Visit us online at www.Fisher-Hill.com to view all of our workbooks. If you have any questions about our workbooks or how to navigate our  website, please email us at info@Fisher-Hill.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187.

Fisher Hill’s Orton-Gillingham Workbooks Part 2

Fisher Hill’s Orton-Gillingham Workbooks Part 2 150 150 hill-fisher

Fisher Hill has three workbooks for students of all ages to learn how to read and spell using Orton-Gillingham practices.  In this blog I will write about the second book in the three-workbook series.

Reading and Spelling Book 2 was written to help students of all ages learn to read and spell. It is for students who are just learning to read or who have had difficulty in learning to read. The workbook uses the Orton-Gillingham approach to teach reading and spelling. The Orton-Gillingham approach uses a very systematic, structured, explicit, and multisensory approach to teach the English Speech sounds to read and spell. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/ebooks/

Reading and Spelling Book 2 covers long vowel sounds, digraphs, ending blends, compound words, and diphthongs. There are twenty lessons in Book 2. Each lesson has five pages. There are also four Reading and Spelling Checks and an Answer Key at the end of the book.

Each lesson begins with a word list that includes words with the targeted sound for that lesson. Many of these words can also be used as vocabulary words.

The next page in the lesson works with high frequency words. These words are often misspelled so they are presented and practiced repeatedly throughout the book.

The third page in the lesson is a fill in the blank page so students can practice using the words from the word list from the first page of the lesson and the high frequency words from the second page of the lesson. There are pictures from the first page of the lesson at the end of some of the fill in the blank sentences since many sentences could have more than one answer. Students use the pictures at the end of the sentence to know which word from the word list to use.

The fourth page of the lesson practices spelling, grammar, vocabulary or writing.

The last page of the lesson is a Word Search with the targeted and high frequency words from the lesson.

After five lessons, there is a Reading and Spelling Check to help monitor student progress.

Features of Reading and Spelling Book 2

Answer Key

Assessments

Compound Words

Diphthongs

Ending Blends

Homophones

Long Vowel Sounds

Possessives

Rhyming Words

Sentence Practice

Sight Words

Verbs

Vocabulary Development

Word and Sentence Dictation

Word Searches

This workbook can be used with an entire class at the lower grades or with individual older students who have had difficulty learning to read.

The workbook pages could also be used as homework.

If you have any questions about how to use this workbook, please email us at info@Fisher-Hill.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187.

Visit us online at www.Fisher-Hill.com to view all of our workbooks. If you have any questions about our workbooks or how to navigate our  website, please email us at info@Fisher-Hill.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187.

Fisher Hill’s Orton-Gillingham Workbooks

Fisher Hill’s Orton-Gillingham Workbooks 150 150 hill-fisher

Fisher Hill has three workbooks for students of all ages to learn how to read and spell using Orton-Gillingham practices.  In this blog I will write about the first book in the three-workbook series.

Reading and Spelling Book 1 was written to help students of all ages learn to read and spell. It is especially good for students who may have difficulty learning to read and spell. The workbook uses Orton-Gillingham principles to teach reading and spelling. Orton-Gillingham uses structured, explicit, systematic and multi-sensory procedures to teach the English speech sounds. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product/ebook-reading-and-spelling-book-1/

Reading and Spelling Book 1 covers the five short vowel sounds, two long vowel sounds and beginning blends. There are twenty lessons in Book 1. Each lesson has four to five pages.

Each lesson begins with a word list that includes words with the targeted sound for that lesson. Many of these words can also be used as vocabulary words.

The next page in the lesson works with high frequency words. These words are often misspelled so they are presented and practiced repeatedly throughout the book.

The third page in the lesson is a fill in the blank page so students can practice using the words from the word list from the first page of the lesson and the high frequency words from the second page of the lesson. There are pictures from the first page of the lesson at the end of some of the fill in the blank sentences since many sentences could have more than one answer. Students use the pictures at the end of the sentence to know which word from the word list to use.

The fourth page of the lesson practices spelling, grammar, vocabulary or writing.

The last page of the lesson is a Word Search with the targeted and high frequency words from the lesson.

How to use this book: When I was teaching reading and spelling, I spent two days on each new sound. The first two lessons in this book target the short /a/ sound so I would spend four days on that sound giving the students a chance to review consonant sounds. I would begin the lesson by flashing sound spelling cards with the consonants and a card with the vowel a. I would then dictate five words from the word list, five words from previous word lists (from the book) and two or three high frequency words. The students would write the words on their whiteboards and then read and spell the words back to me. The dialogue I used was:

Teacher: “Write the word cat.” (Students write the word.) “What word did you write?”

Students say cat.

Teacher: “How do you spell it?”

Students spell the word c-a-t.

Teacher then writes cat on the large whiteboard so all can see it. I did this with each word. Then I would dictate two sentences which the students would write and then read back to me. The dialogue for this would be:

Teacher: “What sentence did you write?”

Students read their sentence.

Teacher then writes the sentence on the large whiteboard.

At the end of this activity, the students would then read the words and sentences one more time from the large whiteboard. Good sentences for this activity are found on the second or third pages of each lesson. The teacher flashing sound spelling cards for the children to say and children writing and reading words and sentence every day provides practice for students to develop automaticity in a multisensory way. The children see the words, say the words, and write the words. Besides flashing the sound spelling cards, I would flash high frequency word cards daily as we progressed through the lessons. This constant practice every day helps students develop automaticity and fluency.

After five lessons, there is a Reading and Spelling Check to help monitor student progress.

This workbook can be used with an entire class at the lower grades or with individual older students who have had difficulty learning to read. The workbook pages could also be used as homework.

If you have any questions about how to use this workbook, please email us at info@Fisher-Hill.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187.

Visit us online at www.Fisher-Hill.com to view all of our workbooks. If you have any questions about our workbooks or how to navigate our  website, please email us at info@Fisher-Hill.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187.