Fisher Hill’s English Structured Literacy Workbooks for Spanish speaking teens and adults provide an excellent program for students who may have difficulty learning to read and spell. These workbooks are also great for non-Spanish speaking students who may find learning to read and spelling challenging.
Both of my boys had difficulty learning to read so I know how frustrating school work can be. When they were young I joined the International Dyslexia Association so I could learn how to deal with this struggle. Both boys are now grown with wonderful jobs. One graduated with a Ph.D in inorganic chemistry and the other is a computer whiz.
Fisher Hill’s English Structured Literacy Program has six levels. 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. https://fisher-hill.com/product/english-reading-and-spelling-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-1/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 Reading and Spelling 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. https://fisher-hill.com/product/english-vocabulary-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-1/
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 it 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. Click 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.png There 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. Click on the picture of a workbook, see the word option, scroll down and choose ebook. https://fisher-hill.com/product/english-reading-and-spelling-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/es/