Fisher Hill has a six book workbook series call English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker. https://fisher-hill.com/product-category/comprehension/ This series was written to help Spanish speakers improve their English reading skills. The six English Reading Comprehension workbooks each have 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 comprehension is the goal of reading. 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.
English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker is part of Fisher Hill’s Structured Literacy Program for Spanish speaking teens and adults to learn how to read and write in English. https://fisher-hill.com/structured-literacy-program/ The series is geared toward Spanish speakers, but students of all languages can benefit from this program. The series has six levels. Each level has four workbooks:
Reading and Spelling
The first book to use at each level is the Reading and Spelling workbook. https://fisher-hill.com/product-category/reading-and-spelling/ The program uses a very systematic, explicit approach to teaching the forty-four English speech sounds. After completing the Reading and Spelling workbook, students are ready to practice reading by using the Reading Comprehension workbook 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-category/vocabulary/ 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. https://fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/sound-spelling-placement-test-book-1.pdf After clicking on Teacher Resources, then click on Reading and Spelling and scroll down until you reach the placement tests. There are also instructions on how to use the placement tests. https://fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/instructions-for-sound-spelling.pdf
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 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.
Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker and the other workbooks in our Structured Literacy Program.