There are six easy to use English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker workbooks. The workbooks use Orton Gillingham methods to teach reading and spelling. Orton Gillingham uses a very systematic, structured, explicit, and multisensory approach to teach the English speech sounds to read and spell. The workbooks provide 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 spell 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. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/reading-and-spelling/
The workbooks are bilingual because 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. Most consonants in English have one sound. Vowels can make several speech sounds. Sometimes the letter “y” is used as a vowel.
Each lesson’s word list begins with words that contain the speech sound that is being emphasized in that lesson. The last two 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. In English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Books 4, 5, and 6, prefixes and suffixes are introduced and practiced. To view sample pages from each workbook, click on the blue box that says Sample Pages. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product/english-reading-and-spelling-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-1/
On our website there are free materials to go with the English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. Go to our website at www.fisher-hill.com. On the top tool bar, click Teacher Resources then click Reading and Spelling. You can click on Word and Sentence Practice pages and also Word Chains. There are also Placement Tests. Under Teacher Resources, click on English Structured Literacy Program for Spanish Speakers and find placement tests for the different levels. https://www.fisher-hill.com/resources/
These workbooks can also be downloaded as ebooks. On our website, click on the picture of the workbook, see the word OPTION, scroll down and choose ebook. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product/english-reading-and-spelling-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-1/
The English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker workbooks are part of Fisher Hill’s English Structured Literacy Program for Spanish speakers. The program has six levels with four workbooks at each level: Reading and Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Writing Composition and Vocabulary. Each level begins with the Reading and Spelling workbook. https://www.fisher-hill.com/english-structured-literacy-program/
Our website is also in Spanish. Just click on the word Spanish in the upper right hand corner and you will transfer to the Spanish site. https://www.fisher-hill.com
Visit us at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our easy-to-use workbooks to help Spanish speakers learn to read and spell in English.