Fisher Hill has six easy to use workbooks called English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker. https://fisher-hill.com/product-category/reading-and-spelling/ The workbooks were written to help Spanish speakers learn to read and spell in English. They use a systematic explicit approach to teach the English speech sounds. They also 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.
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 on 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 in English make several speech sounds. Sometimes the letter y is used as a vowel.
Each lesson starts with the Word List and then three or four pages to practice words with the new speech sounds and review previously learned speech sounds. At the end of each lesson is an answer key.
In English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Books 4, 5, and 6, prefixes and suffixes are introduced and practiced.
On our website, if you click on any workbook, you can view sample pages from that book. https://fisher-hill.com/product-category/reading-and-spelling/ https://fisher-hill.com/product/english-reading-and-spelling-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-1/
The English Reading and Spelling workbooks are part of Fisher Hill’s Structured Literacy Program. The English Reading and Spelling workbook is the first workbook to use at each level. The Structured Literacy Program has six levels. On our website, there are placement tests to determine on which level a student should begin the Structured Literacy Program. A student needs a score of 80% on the placement test to go to the next level. For example, if a student gets 60% on the placement test for Level 1, then that student needs to begin with Level 1 with English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. Each level begins with the Reading and Spelling workbook. Each level has four workbooks:
Reading and Spelling
These placement tests can be found under Teacher Resources on our website www.Fisher-Hill.com. Teacher Resources can be found on the top tool bar. Click on Teacher Resources, then click on Reading and Spelling. Then scroll down to the placement tests. You will also find instructions on how to give the tests. https://fisher-hill.com/resources/
There are other teacher resources for these workbooks under Reading and Spelling. There is a Scope and Sequence to help you use the workbooks. There are Word and Sentence Practice pages and Word Chains to help with fluency.
All of these workbooks can also be downloaded as Ebooks.
To view all of our workbooks go to www.Fisher-Hill.com. If you have any questions about our workbooks or how to navigate our website please email us at [email protected]
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