English for the Spanish Speaker
Happy New Year! Do you know friends or relatives whose New Year’s resolution is to improve their English? Fisher Hill has workbooks to help them. We have a whole language series with CDs or we have four English literacy series.
The whole language series is called English for the Spanish Speaker. This is a four book series. It is for Spanish speakers who know how to read and write Spanish. 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. This series has been very popular with adult education classes.
The English literacy series starts with English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker. This is a six workbook series. These six workbooks use a very systematic and explicit approach for teaching the English speech sounds that are necessary for reading and spelling. The word lists are in Spanish and English and all the directions are in Spanish with English translations. After finishing Book 1 in the English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker series, students can begin practicing their reading skills with English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker Book 1 and writing skills with English Writing Composition for the Spanish Spekaer Book 1. Vocabulary and be practiced and reviewed in English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. The four series, each with six workbooks, were written to be used together to give students a good foundation in English literacy.
Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to see these different series for Spanish-speaking teens and adults who want to improve their English.