English Writing Composition
This is the third in a series of blogs about Fisher Hill’s English literacy program. In this blog, I will talk about the English Writing Composition series. The series has six workbooks. Fisher Hill’s literacy program has six levels. Each level has four books. The books are workbooks. Each level has:
a Reading and Spelling workbook
a Reading Comprehension workbook
a Writing Composition workbook
and a Vocabulary workbook
Each level begins with the English Reading and Spelling workbook. After completing the English Reading and Spelling workbook, students can begin the English Writing Composition workbook at that level. The purpose of the English Writing Composition workbook is to help Spanish speakers improve their English writing skills. The English Writing Composition workbooks uses a structured and systematic approach to teach the different writing skills. Book 1 in the series begins by teaching basic sentence structure, progresses to longer, more detailed sentences, and ends with students writing informative paragraphs. In Book 6, students are composing informative, operational, persuasive and contrast/comparison essays.
The workbooks are bilingual. The directions are in Spanish. The English translations for the Spanish directions are located at the back of each book. There is also an answer key at the back.
As with all skills, writing takes practice, practice, and more practice to become proficient. The English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker series provides the practice and information Spanish speakers need to improve their English writing composition skills.
On our website, there are placement tests to determine which level a student should begin. A student needs a score of 80% to go to the next level. For example, if a student gets 60% on the placement test for level one, then that student needs to begin with level one with English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. Each level begins with the Reading and Spelling workbook.
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. The placement tests are called Sound Spelling Placement Test Book 1 and so forth. Sound Spelling Placement Test Book 1 is for level one.
There are other teacher resources for these workbooks on our website. There is a Scope and Sequences to help you use the program. There are Word and Sentence Practice pages and Word Chains to help with fluency.
Fisher Hill’s English Writing Composition Series
Fisher Hill’s English Literacy Program
Visit us on line at www.Fisher-Hill to learn more about our English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker workbooks which are part of our English literacy program for Spanish-speaking teens and adults.