Fisher Hill has many free structured literacy activities on their webpage fisher-hill.com. On the top tool bar, click on Teacher Resources and then click on Reading and Spelling to view the different activities that can be downloaded. https://fisher-hill.com/resources/
Fisher Hill’s Structured Literacy Program was developed to help dyslexic Spanish speakers learn to read and write in English. The Program is geared toward Spanish speaking teens and adults, but students of all languages can benefit from this program. The series has six levels. Each level has four workbooks: Each level has four workbooks: https://fisher-hill.com/structured-literacy-program/
Reading and Spelling
Each level begings with the English Reading and Spelling workbook. 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 forty-four 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.
After completing the Reading and Spelling workbook, students are ready to practice reading by using the Reading Comprehension workbook https://fisher-hill.com/product-category/comprehension/ or writing by using the Writing Composition workbook https://fisher-hill.com/product-category/composition/ . The Vocabulary workbook reviews the vocabulary at each level.
To view sample pages from each workbook, click on the book and then click on the box that says Sample Pages. https://fisher-hill.com/product/english-writing-composition-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-1/ These workbooks can also be downloaded. Where is says Option scroll down and click ebook. https://fisher-hill.com/product/english-reading-comprehension-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-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 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. https://fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Placement-Test-Level-1-2.pngThere are also instructions on how to use the placement tests. https://fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Placement-Tests-Directions.pdf
Teens and 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 older students. Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go! There’s an answer key at the end of each lesson and an English translation of the Spanish directions at the end of each book.
These workbooks can be downloaded so people from around the world can use our books and not have to bother with expensive shipping costs. On our website, fisher-hill.com, click on the picture of the workbook, see the word option, scroll down and choose ebook. https://fisher-hill.com/product/english-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-1/
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://fisher-hill.com
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 you can email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-888-407-1187.