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Free Online Literacy Materials

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Free Online Literacy Materials

 

Click on Teacher Resources from the top tool bar on our Home Page at www.Fisher-Hill.com.Free Online Literacy Materials. English for the Spanish Speaker

Next click on Reading and Spelling.

Scroll Down and click on the difference resources.

Free Online Literacy Materials

The Sound Spelling Placement Tests will help you determine on which level a student should begin the English Literacy Program. This Program has six levels.  Each level has four workbooks:

Reading and Spelling

Reading Comprehension

Writing Composition

Vocabulary

Our English Literacy Program is geared toward Spanish-speaking students but it’s an excellent program for any student who needs to learn to read and spell in English. The program uses the Orton-Gillingham approach to teach literacy. Orton-Gillingham uses a systematic, structured, explicit and multisensory approach to teach the forty-four English speech sounds to read and spell.

Free Online Literacy Materials. English Reading and Comprehension

If you have any questions about your new workbooks or how to use the online resources, please email us at therst@iclooud.comor call us at 1-888-407-1187.

Diga Feliz Navidad con un Cuaderno Electrónico

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Diga Feliz Navidad con un Cuaderno Electrónico

 

 La serie Inglés para el hispanohablante ha ayudado a aprender inglés a miles de adolescentes y adultos de habla hispana. Hay cuatro cuadernos de ejercicios y cada uno de ellos contiene historias, actividades, conversaciones, listas de vocabularios, juegos, diccionarios y claves de respuestas.

Cada cuaderno de ejercicios tiene un CD que también se puede descargar. Cada CD incluye listas de vocabulario, conversaciones e historias de los cuadernos. Los estudiantes pueden escuchar la pronunciación de las palabras en cada lección.Each workbook has eight lessons.

Cada cuaderno de ejercicios tiene ocho lecciones. Las lecciones de los cuadernos 1 y 2 se tratan de temas cotidianos. Los cuadernos 3 y 4 contienen lecciones de temas cotidianos y lecciones sobre la historia y el gobierno de EE. UU. Estos cuadernos de ejercicios se pueden usar para ayudar a las personas a pasar la prueba de ciudadanía de EE. UU.

A los adultos les gustan nuestros cuadernos de ejercicios porque tienen un ritmo razonable, letra grande, instrucciones en español y contenido para adultos. A los maestros les gustan nuestros cuadernos porque ¡ya tienen todo listo!

Durante más de 20 años las personas han usado la serie English for the Spanish Speaker para aprender inglés y adquirir conocimientos sobre la historia y el gobierno de EE. UU.

Si tiene un padre, un amigo o un familiar que necesita aprender inglés, estos libros hacen grandes regalos de Navidad.  Ir en línea para ver los libros.  Cuando inicie sesión en www.Fisher-Hill.com, verá dos amarillos Inglés para el hispanohablantelibros.  Haga clic en el primero si desea información en español o haga clic en el segundo libro si desea información en inglés.

English for the Spanish Speaker

¡Tenga una feliz Navidad con amigos y familia!

 

New Ebooks from Fisher Hill

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New Ebooks from Fisher Hill

 

 You can now download Fisher Hill’s English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker series.  This series contains six workbooks.

English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker was written to help students learn how to read and spell in English.  It uses a systematic approach to teach the English speech sounds and provides 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 write fluently in English.  Eighty-five percent (85%) of words in English are phonetic.  This series also presents many of the small, commonly used words, called sight words, that are not phonetic.

The series is 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.  Vowel sounds in English are different from those in Spanish, but many of the English consonant sounds are similar to the ones in Spanish.

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 students learn to read and spell fluently in English.

Fisher Hill’s workbooks provide lessons that are not overwhelming to students.  The workbooks are explicit, systematic and very structured. Students like the workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish, there are many 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 end of each lesson. The workbooks are geared toward Spanish-speaking teens and adults but students who speak another language can benefit from using these books because the series is to teach students reading and spelling in English. There is an English translation of the Spanish directions at the end of each book.

New Ebooks from Fisher Hill

Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about the series English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker. Sample pages from each workbook can be viewed from our website.

Say Merry Christmas with an Ebook!

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Say Merry Christmas with an EBook!

 

 Fisher Hill’s English for the Spanish Speaker series has helped thousands of Spanish-speaking teens and adults learn English. There are four workbooks in the series each workbook has stories, activities, conversations, vocabulary lists, games, dictionaries and answer keys.

These workbooks are now EBooks.  These electronic books make great Christmas gifts because there is no shipping involved.  Just download the book!

Each workbook has a CD that can also be downloaded. 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.

Adults like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish, and the content is for adults.  Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go!

For over 20 years, people have used English for the Spanish Speaker series to  learn English and also U.S. history and government.

If you have a parent, friend or relative who needs to learn English, these workbooks make great Christmas gifts.  You can also order these books as a hard copy.  Go online to see the books.  When you log in to www.Fisher-Hill.com, you will see two yellow English for the Spanish Speaker books.  Click on the first one if you want information in Spanish or click on the second book if you want information in English.

English for the Spanish Speaker

Have a very Merry Christmas with family and friends.

Structured Literacy

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Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program

 

Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program uses a structured literacy approach to teach reading and spelling. It was designed for Spanish speakers but can be used by anyone who wants to learn to read and spell 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.

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 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.

Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program has six levels.  Each level has a:

Reading and Spelling workbook

Reading Comprehension workbook

Writing Composition workbook

Vocabulary workbook.

 Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program. English for the Spanish Speaker

Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our English Literacy Program.

Vocabulary Development

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Vocabulary Development

 

Vocabulary is key for reading comprehension.  Multiple encounters of a new word is required before a word is really known.  Repeated exposure to a word in a variety of contexts can add dimension to what is known about the word.  “The more opportunities students have to think about and use the words they are learning, the more elaborate their mental repesentations of the words will be.” (Bringing Words to Life by Isabel Beck.)  Fisher Hill’s English literacy program includes six vocabulary workbooks that provide the necessary practice for learning new words.  In each workbook, there are many pictures and graphic organizers to help students remember and understand the new  words.

Graphic organizers are visual representations or frames used to organize information. Graphic organizers are tools that can be used to visualize and organize information. They can help students see the relationships between ideas; and more easily understand, remember and apply information.

Fisher Hill’s literacy program has six levels.  Each level has a:

Reading and Spelling workbook

Reading Comprehension workbook

Writing Composition workbook

Vocabulary workbook.

The vocabulary workbooks review the vocabulary for each level.  Fisher Hill’s literacy program uses Orton-Gillingham principles. The Orton-Gillingham approach uses structured, explicit, systematic and multi-sensory procedures to teach the skills in their literacy program.

As with all Fisher Hill workbooks, the activities and lessons are not overwhelming.  The workbooks are explicit, systematic and very structured.  Students like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish, there are many 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 end of each lesson. The workbooks are geared toward Spanish-speaking teens and adults but students who speak another language can benefit from using these books because the program is to teach English literacy. There is an English translation of the Spanish directions at the end of each book.

Vocabulary Development

Vocabulary Development

Visit us on the web at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our Vocabulary workbooks and our English literacy program.

Reading Comprehension

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Reading Comprehension

 

 Reading comprehension is the goal of reading. Reading comprehension is the ability to extract meaning from written words.  Fluency and vocabulary play an important role in reading comprehension.

Many people enjoy reading non-fiction books. Developing comprehension skills can help with acquiring meaning from informational texts. Summarizing, inferencing, sequencing, comparing and contrasting, drawing conclusions, distinguishing between fact and opionion, relating background knowledge, and identifying the main idea, supporting details, and important facts are all important skills for comprehension.

Other people enjoy reading fiction.  When reading  a narrative text (a story), identifying the setting, the main characters, the problem in the story, how the problem is solved is necessary for understanding and enjoying the book.

Fisher Hill’s literacy program has six levels.  Each level has a:

Reading and Spelling workbook

Reading Comprehension workbook

Writing Composition workbook

Vocabulary workbook.

The English Reading Comprehension 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 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.

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 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. 

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our Reading Comprehension workbooks and our English Literacy Program.

Spanish Homework

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Spanish Homework

 

If you need extra practice with Spanish, then Fisher Hill has an excellent series that is made up of two workbooks. Each workbook has twelve lessons and each lesson is about an everyday theme.

Each lesson is divided into eight parts.  First, there is a vocabulary list.  Beginning Spanish is included as well as the vocabulary of the particular theme.  The definite article is placed in front of each Spanish noun on the list, letting the student know whether it is a feminine or masculine noun.  Then there is a conversation in order to use the vocabulary in a common situation.  Next is a story related to the theme which reinforces the vocabulary and the conversation. The fourth page of each lesson is an exercise that requires choosing a word from the vocabulary list and then writing it in a sentence that is missing that word.  The next three pages are a variety of activity pages.  At the end of each lesson are the answers to the exercises.

These workbooks provide fun practice.  They make excellent homework activities for students.

Spanish made Fun and Easy

If you have any questions about our Spanish Made Fun and Easy series, please email us at therst.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187.  Go online at www.Fisher-Hill to see all of our workbooks.

Reading Fluency

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Reading Fluency

 

Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program helps students developing reading and writing fluency.  The program is geared toward Spanish speaking students but all students who need to learn to read and write can benefit from this program.

The program uses  Orton-Gillingham principles to teach reading and spelling.  The Orton-Gillingham approach uses structured, explicit, systematic and multisensory procedures in teaching the forty-four speech sounds.  These speech sounds are used to read, spell and help with fluency.

Fluency comes with having good decoding skills in reading. Practicing decoding skills can help a person become a fluent reader.  Once a person is fluent then the reader begins to read with automaticity. With automaticity, readers can then think about what they’re reading instead of using their brains to figure out unknown words.  Once readers can think about what they’re reading they can then comprehend, summarize, infer and analyze what they’re reading.  This all comes with practice whether you’re practicing decoding skills or fuency skills.

Fisher Hill has a program that helps students become fluent readers who can then begin to read with automaticity.  The program starts with teaching decoding skills. The first book to use would be English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. This series uses a very systematic, explicit approach to teaching the forty-four speech sounds used in the English language.  After completing English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish SpeakerBook 1, students are ready to practice their decoding skills by using English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker Book 1.  This comprehension workbook provides students with fluency practice which will help them to acquire automoticity in reading.

Students can begin writing by using English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. They can improve their vocabulary by using English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker Book 1 which reviews the vocabulary presented in English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish SpeakerBook 1. After completing the Book Ones in the program,  students can begin the Book Twos.  The four series, each series contains six workbooks, were written to be used together.  By using the four series together, students get a good foundation in English literacy.

Students like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish but the activies are in English plus there’s lots of pictures.  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.

Level 1 in the program.  There are six levels.

Reading Fluency

Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our English literacy program. If you have any questions about our workbooks, email us at info@fisher-hill.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187.

Ebooks by Fisher Hill

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Ebooks by Fisher Hill

Fisher Hill is now has ebooks on their website.

 

Fisher Hill’s popular ESL series English for the Spanish Speaker can now be downloaded as  Ebooks.  The CDs for this series can also be downloaded from our website. English for the Spanish Speaker is made up of four workbooks.  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. Each workbook has a CD. Each CD includes the vocabulary lists, conversations, and stories from the books.

Fisher Hill also has English only Ebooks Reading and Spelling Books 1 and 2 to help students learn to read and spell. These two workbooks are for students who are just learning to read or who have had difficulty learning to read. The workbook uses the Orton-Gillingham approach to teach reading and spelling. The Orton Gillingham approach uses a very systematic, structured, explicit, and multisensory approach to teach the forty-four speech sounds to read and spell.

Fisher Hill’s English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1 can now be purchased as an Ebook.  Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1 covers the five short vowel sounds, two long vowel sounds and beginning blends.  There are twenty lessons in Book 1.  Each lesson has five to six pages.

Reading and Spelling Book 1Reading and Spelling-Book-2English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker

English for the Spanish Speaker

 For questions about our ebooks, please email us at info@fisher-hill.com or call us at 1-888-407-1187 or visit us online at www.Fisher-Hill.com.