• Publishing English Literacy Workbooks for Spanish-Speaking Teens and Adults for Over 27 Years

English Literacy for Spanish Speakers

FREE ESL Cassettes

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Fisher Hill has a boatload of ESL cassettes that they are giving away.  Does anyone use cassettes anymore?  If so, you can contact us and let us know how many you want and we will have them ready for pick-up.  Or if you purchase a copy of English for the Spanish Speaker Books 1, 2, 3, or4, we will ship a complimentary cassette with each book. These cassettes have the English pronunciation for the vocabulary, conversation and story pages for each lesson in the books.  If you would like us to send you complimentary cassettes, let us know how many and you will only need to pay for the shipping.

English for the Spanish Speaker is a four workbook series.  Each book in the series has eight lessons.  In Books 1 and 2, the lessons are about every day activities. In Books 3 and 4, four lessons are about every day activities and the other four are about United States history or government.  The print in the workbooks is large.  The reading level in Book 1 is at the first and second grade level.  The books get progressively more difficult.  The reading level for Book 4 is at the fourth grade reading level.  Each lesson begins with a vocabulary list, then a conversation, story, activity pages, and finally an answer key. The lessons are bilingual with the word lists, conversations, and stories presented in Spanish and English.  The directions for the activity pages are in Spanish but the activities are in English.  There are two dictionaries at the back of each workbook: a Spanish dictionary and an English dictionary. With the FREE cassette for each workbook, students can listen to the vocabulary words, conversations and stories in English for each lesson.

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Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to view sample pages from our English for the Spanish Speaker workbooks 1, 2, 3 and4. Or email us at therst@icloud.com if you would like complimentary ESL cassettes.

 

 

Fisher Hill’s New Webpage

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Our webpage now comes in Spanish and English! In the top right-hand corner on the home page, you can click on Español to navigate to the Spanish side.  On the Spanish side, books can only be downloaded. This way, there is no problem with shipping to other countries. The books that can be downloaded are our English for the Spanish Speaker series and the 24 workbooks from our English literacy program for Spanish-speaking teens and adults.

Our English for the Spanish Speaker series has four workbooks. These workbooks have been popular with adults for over 20 years! Each workbook in the series has eight lessons.  In Books 1 and 2, the lessons are about every day activities. In Books 3 and 4, four lessons are about every day activities and the other four are about United States history or government.  The print in the workbooks is large.  The reading level in Book 1 is at the first and second grade level.  The books get progressively more difficult.  The reading level for Book 4 is at the fourth grade reading level.  Each lesson begins with a vocabulary list, then a conversation, story, activity pages, and finally an answer key. The lessons are bilingual with the word lists, conversations, and stories presented in Spanish and English.  The directions for the activity pages are in Spanish but the activities are in English.  There are two dictionaries at the back of each workbook: a Spanish dictionary and an English dictionary. There is a downloadable audio for each workbook so the student can listen to the vocabulary lists, conversations and stories in English.

Our English literacy program for Spanish-speaking teens and adults has six levels and each level has four workbooks.  Each level has a:

Reading and Spelling workbook

Reading Comprehension workbook

Writing Composition workbook

Vocabulary workbook

Each level begins with the Reading and Spelling workbook.  After finishing the Reading and Spelling workbook, students can begin the Reading Comprehension workbook to working on their reading comprehension skills.  They can also begin the Writing Composition workbook to work on their writing skills. They can use the Vocabulary workbook to review the vocabulary for that level. When students finish the six levels they will have an excellent foundation in English literacy.

Older students like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish and the content is for older students.  In our English literacy program, there’s lots of pictures. Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go!  There’s an answer key in each workbook and an English translation of the Spanish directions at the end of each book.

People from around the world who want to learn English will now be able to benefit from our workbooks because now the books can be downloaded.

Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to view sample pages from all of our workbooks.  If you have any questions, you can email us at fisher.k@mac.com

Comprensión de lectura en inglés para el hispanohablante

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Fisher Hill ofrece un excelente programa de alfabetización en inglés para adolescentes y adultos de habla hispana. El programa consta de seis niveles. 

Cada nivel tiene cuatro libros de trabajo:

un libro de trabajo de lectura y ortografía

  un libro de trabajo de comprensión de lectura

un libro de trabajo de composición 

un libro de trabajo de vocabulario.

Cada nivel comienza con el libro de trabajo de lectura y ortografía, que enseña a los estudiantes destrezas de decodificación y ortografía.  Los libros de trabajo de comprensión de la lectura y de redacción ayudan a los estudiantes a desarrollar destrezas de comprensión y escritura.  El libro de trabajo de vocabulario revisa el vocabulario para ese nivel.  Cuando los estudiantes terminan los seis niveles, tienen una excelente base de alfabetización en inglés.

La serie Comprensión de lectura en inglés para el hispanohablante se escribió para ayudar a quienes hablan español a mejorar su habilidad de comprensión de la lectura en inglés.  La comprensión de la lectura es la facultad de extraer significado de las palabras escritas. Esta es una serie excelente para usarse después de terminar la serie Lectura y escritura en inglés para el hispanohablante ya que ambas series usan los mismos sonidos del habla y las mismas palabras de alta frecuencia.

Los libros en la serie Comprensión de lectura en inglés para el hispanohablante están compuesto de veinte lecciones.  Las lecciones incluyen la práctica de las habilidades de fluidez, vocabulario, visualización, comprensión y decodificación. Hay una clave de respuestas al final de cada lección.

El leer sin interrupciones (la fluidez) es una habilidad importante.  La fluidez permite a los lectores pensar lo que están leyendo en lugar de tener que pensar en pronunciar las palabras.  Las habilidades de decodificación deben aprenderse y practicarse para que estas habilidades se hagan automáticas cuando se leen las palabras.  La visualización (formar imágenes en su cabeza) ayuda a los lectores a recordar lo que han leído.  Las habilidades del buen vocabulario ayudan a los lectores a visualizar. Los lectores no pueden visualizar una palabra si no saben lo que significa.  Todas estas habilidades: la fluidez, la visualización, el vocabulario y la decodificación son necesarias para tener una buena comprensión de la lectura.

La comprensión de la lectura es la meta de la lectura. Leer es una habilidad esencial para los empleos y la vida diaria. Mucha gente disfruta de la lectura y dice que es uno de sus pasatiempos favoritos.  Otros leen sólo cuando es necesario.  Cualquiera que sea el caso, todos necesitan saber cómo leer.  El aprender a leer es más fácil para algunas personas.  La mayoría de las personas necesitan que se les enseñe cómo leer.  Es diferente que aprender a hablar.  Para algunas personas, aprender a leer puede ser algo muy difícil, pero con práctica, casi todos pueden aprender a leer.

Fisher Hill offers English Reading Comprehension for Spanish Speakers, English Reading and Spelling for teens and adults. Get Free ESL sample lessons today.

A los adultos les gustan nuestros cuadernos de ejercicios porque tienen un ritmo razonable, letra grande, instrucciones en español y muchas ilustraciones, pero el contenido es para adultos. A los maestros les gustan nuestros cuadernos porque ¡ya tienen todo listo! Al final de cada lección hay una clave de respuestas, y al final de cada cuaderno se encuentra la traducción al inglés de las instrucciones en español.

Nivel 1 del Programa de Alfabetización en Inglés de Fisher Hill 

Visite nuestro sitio web en www.Fisher-Hill.compara ver todos nuestros cuadernos de ejercicios electrónicos.

English Vocabulary for Spanish Speakers

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English Vocabulary for Spanish Speakers

Soon Fisher Hill’s English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker workbooks will be available to download from our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com.

The purpose of these workbooks is to help Spanish speakers improve their English vocabulary. English Vocabulary for Spanish Speakers Book 1 reinforces the vocabulary presented in English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1, English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker Book 1, and English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker Book 1 .A few new words are presented in English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker Book 1,so an English-Spanish dictionary would be helpful. Each of the six English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker workbooks reviews the vocabulary presented at each level. There are six levels in Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program for Spanish-speaking teens and adults.  Each level has four workbooks:

Reading and Spelling

Reading Comprehension

Writing Composition

Vocabulary

Every workbook in the program is bilingual.  The directions are in Spanish.  THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE SPANISH DIRECTIONS IS LOCATED AT THE BACK OF EACH WORKBOOK. There is also an Answer Key at the back of each book.  

Spanish speakers increasing their English vocabulary will improve their English reading and listening comprehension and also strengthen their English writing and speaking skills. Good vocabulary skills help people visualize. Visualization helps people remember what is read or heard.

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If you have questions about Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program for Spanish-speaking teens and adults, you can email your questions to therst@icould.com and someone will respond within 24 hours.

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Visit us at www.Fisher-Hill to view our workbooks for our English Literacy Program.  There are sample lessons from each workbook that can be downloaded.

Fisher Hill’s Sound Spelling Placement Tests

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Fisher Hill’s Sound Spelling Placement Tests

Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program for Spanish-speaking teens and adults has Sound Spelling Placement Tests to determine on which level a student should begin.  As I stated in my last blog, Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program is a structured literacy program. This means the program uses systematic and explicit methods to teach decoding and word identification skills. Structured literacy is beneficial to all students but especially to students who have had difficulty learning to read and spell.  

Fisher Hill’s Sound Spelling Placement Tests can be found under Teacher Resources on our webpage at www.Fisher-Hill.com.  Click on Teacher Resources from the top tool bar. Then click on Reading and Spelling.  Next scroll down to the Sound Spelling Placement Tests.  Students need to score 80% on a placement test to go to the next level.

The Sound Spelling Placement Tests assess the sounds taught at each level of the program.  Sound Spelling Placement Test Book 1evaluates the sounds taught in Level 1.  If a student cannot perform at 80% on the Sound Spelling Placement Test Book 1then he/she needs to begin with Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1.  This is the first book to be used for Level 1.  After completing Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1, the student can then use English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker Book 1and English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker Book 1.  The level finishes with English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker Book 1.  After completing all four workbooks, the student then again takes Sound Spelling Placement Test Book 1.  If he/she performs at 80% then he/she can go on to Level 2.  If a student does not perform at 80%, then the student needs more practice with the sounds he/she has not mastered yet.

Each Sound Spelling Test consists of 30 words a student must spell.  This will determine if the student has learned the sounds presented at each level. Below is a copy of Sound Spelling Test for Level 1.  The teacher, aid or volunteer dictates the words and the students write them. Students who perform 80% on the test, can go on to the next level. Below the test is the student’s test form that can also be found under Teacher Resources.

Student spelling test form.
English Literacy for Spanish-Speaking teens and adults
Structured English Literacy for Spanish-Speaking teens and adults
Adult Literacy for Spanish Speakers

It’s important the test giver dictates the words in the correct order starting with number 1 and finishing with number 30.  The first column states what sound is being tested.  If a student does not perform at 80% then the sounds that were not mastered need to be reviewed.

If you have questions about Fisher Hill’s Literacy Program for Spanish-speaking teens and adults you can email your questions to therst@icould.comand someone will respond within 24 hours.

Visit us at www.Fisher-Hillto view our workbooks for our English Literacy Program.  There are sample lessons from each workbook that can be downloaded.

Structured Literacy

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Structured Literacy

Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program is soon going to be available on line.  The twenty-four workbooks in the program will be available to be downloaded from our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com.  Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program is designed for Spanish speakers who want to learn to read, spell and write in English. Spanish speakers from around the world will be able to use Fisher Hill’s structured literacy program to become literate in English.

Structured literacy uses systematic and explicit methods to teach decoding and word identification. Structured literacy is beneficial to all students but especially to students who have had difficulty learning to read and spell.  

Structured literacy teaches phonology, sound-symbol, syllables, morphology, syntax and semantics. Phonology is the study of the sound structure in spoken words. This includes phonemic awarenes which is the ability to distinguish, segment, blend and manipulate sounds in words.

Structured literacy teaches sound-symbol association which is the alphabetic principle: to associate sounds with letters.

Structured literacy teaches syllables. Knowing the six syllable types helps students associate vowel spellings with vowel sounds.  Syllable division rules help students to divide and decode unfamiliar words, especially longer words.

tructured literacy teaches syllables. Knowing the six syllable types helps students associate vowel spellings with vowel sounds.  Syllable division rules help students to divide and decode unfamiliar words, especially longer words.

Structured literacy teaches morphology which is the study of  the meanings of the smallest units of language.  Studying base words and affixes help students decode and understand the meanings of complex words.

Structured literacy teaches syntax which is the principles that dictate the sequence and function of words in sentences. This includes grammar, sentence structure and the mechanics of language (spelling, captalization, punctuation).

Structure literacy ESL workbooks for Spanish-speaking Bilingual teens and adults teaches, semantics which is concerned with meaning.  This includes comprehension of written language. 

Structured literacy uses systematic, cumulative, explicit and diagnostic priniciples to teach reading and spelling. This approach is very effective to all students, especially those who have difficulty learning to read and spell.

Students like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, there’s lots of pictures but the content is for older students and 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.

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Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our English Literacy Program that will soon be available to be downloaded from our website.  If you have any questions about our English Literacy Program, please email us at therst@icloud.com.

English Writing Composition Ebooks for Spanish Speakers

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English Writing Composition Ebooks

Soon Fisher Hill’s English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker series will be available as ebooks.  The series has six workbooks.  The purpose of the English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker workbooks is to help Spanish speakers improve their English writing skills.  The English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker workbooks use a structured and systematic approach to teach different writing skills. Book 1 in the series  begins by teaching basic sentence structure, progresses to longer, more detailed sentences, and ends with students writing informative paragraphs. In Book 6, students are composing informative, operational, persuasive and contrast/comparison essays.

The workbooks are bilingual.  The directions are in Spanish.  The English translations for the Spanish directions are located at the back of each book.  There is also an answer key at the back.  

As with all skills, writing takes practice, practice, and more practice to become proficient.  The English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker series provides the practice and information Spanish speakers need to improve their English writing skills.

Fisher Hill English writing Composition for Spanish Speaker Workbooks

Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program

Soon all of the workbooks for Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program for Spanish speakers will be available online to down.  There are six levels in the literacy program.  The program includes four series that work together because each level uses the same reading and spelling levels and vocabulary.  When starting a new level, students need to begin with the Reading and Spelling workbook.  The four workbooks in each level our:

Reading and Spelling

Reading Comprehension

Writing Composition

Vocabulary

Fisher Hill Literacy Program 1 English Spanish

Older students 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 teens and 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.

On our website, there are English and spanish sample lessons from these workbooks that can download.

Visit us on line at www.Fisher-Hillto view our English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speakerworkbooks and the other workbooks in Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program.

Reading Comprehension Ebooks from Fisher Hill

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Fisher Hill continues to make available its workbooks for Spanish-speaking teens and adults as ebooks that can be downloaded from our website.  The English for the Spanish Speaker series and the English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker series is already available as ebooks.  These two series are also still available as hardcopy workbooks that can be bought online.  

In February 2019, English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker series will be available as ebooks to be downloaded from our website. The hardcopy workbooks will still be available for purchase from our website. 

The English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker workbooks are made up of 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.

On our website, there are sample lessons from these workbooks that can download.

Fisher Hill offers English Reading Comprehension for Spanish Speakers, English Reading and Spelling for teens and adults. Get Free ESL sample lessons today.

Visit us on line at www.Fisher-Hill.com to view our English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speakerworkbooks.

Fisher Hill and Distribution

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Fisher Hill and Distribution

Fisher Hill is now doing its own distribution. For 25 years, QP Distribution did this service for us.  After the death of its owner David Schafer, Fisher Hill moved all of its books from Kansas to California.  By doing our own distribution, we are able to give faster and more personalized service. We distribute English for the Spanish Speaker workbooks.

David Schafer’s Publishers Services, Inc. did our book printing for 25 years but now we are using Ben Franklin Printers that is located just 10 minutes from Fisher Hill.  Our distribution and printing are both located in Huntington Beach, CA. 

Fisher Hill very much enjoyed doing business with David Schafer and we were surprised to hear about the sudden passing of this very kind and helpful person.  

Fisher Hill’s new distribution telephone number is 1-888-407-1187.  Our email address is therst@icloud.com.

Go to our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to view all of our workbooks. Adults like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, content is for older students, print is large, and the directions are in Spanish. Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go!  There’s an answer key included in each workbook.

One of our series, English for the Spanish Speaker has been a best- selling series for over 20 years.  The workbooks have helped thousands of Spanish-speaking teens and adults learn English. There are four workbooks and each one has stories, activities, conversations, vocabulary lists, games, dictionaries and answer keys and overall, English for the Spanish Speaker . 

Each workbook has a CD that can be ordered. Each CD includes the vocabulary lists, conversations, and stories from the books. Students can listen to the pronunciation of the words for each lesson. 

Each workbook has eight lessons.  The lessons in workbooks 1 and 2 are about everyday themes.  Workbooks 3 and 4 have lessons about everyday themes and also lessons about U.S. history and government. These workbooks can be used to help people pass the U.S. Citizenship Test.   

English for the Spanish Speaker series can also be purchased as ebooks and audios and downloaded from our website.

#New ESL Ebooks from Fisher-Hill English for the Spanish Speaker

Visit us on line at www.Fisher-Hillto view all of our workbooks.

Public Libraries

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Public Libraries

 

You can find all kinds of information at public libraries.  Besides a multitude of books, they’ve got computers with fast internet, comfortable chairs for reading, and tables for doing research or work.

Many libraries have our English for the Spanish Speaker series.  Even though these workbooks are inexpensive, if you don’t have the funds to buy the series, you can check the books out from the library or use the books at the library. If you need a quiet place to concentrate and work, a table or one of thestudy corrals at the library is a good place to be. Plus, most libraries have air conditioning.  If your library doesn’t carry our English for the Spanish Speaker series, you can ask them to order the four workbooks.

English for the Spanish Speaker is afour workbook series.  Each book in the series has eight lessons.  In Books 1 and 2, the lessons are about every day activities. In Books 3 and 4, four lessons are about every day activities and the other four are about United States history or government.  The print in the workbooks is large.  The reading level in Book 1 is at the first and second grade level.  The books get progressively more difficult.  The reading level for Book 4 is at the fourth grade reading level.  Each lesson begins with a vocabulary list, then a conversation, story, activity pages, and finally an answer key. The lessons are bilingual with the word lists, conversations, and stories presented in Spanish and English.  The directions for the activity pages are in Spanish but the activities are in English.  There are two dictionaries at the back of each workbook: a Spanish dictionary and an English dictionary. There is a CD available for each workbook so the student can listen to the vocabulary lists, conversations and stories in English.

English for the Spanish Speaker

Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.comto learn more about our English for the Spanish Speaker workbooks. If you have any questions about our books email us at therst@icloud.com.