Back to School: Workbooks for Spanish Speaking Students
Fisher Hill has many workbooks for Spanish Speaking students. These workbooks are appropriate for an entire class or for one or two individual students. Often a teacher will have only one or two non-English speaking latino students who need to learn English. These workbooks are excellent for them or an entire class.
In this blog, I will talk about our English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speakers Series. It consists of six workbooks to teach English reading and spelling to Spanish speakers. The workbooks use the Orton Gillingham approach to teach reading and spelling. The Orton Gillingham approach is a very systematic, explicit, structured approach to teach the forty-four English speech sounds to read and spell. Eighty-five percent (85%) of words in English are phonetic. The workbooks also present many of the commonly used words, called sight or high frequency words, that do not follow spelling expectations.
This book is 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. 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, sight words, and their spellings will help Spanish speakers learn English reading and spelling. Knowing the spelling of the English speech sounds will help students with their fluency in reading. Fluency is important for reading comprehension.
If you have any questions about our English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker series, please email us at therst.com. Go online at www.Fisher-Hill to see all of our workbooks.