Fisher Hill has an excellent literacy program for Spanish-speaking teens and adults to learn English. The program has six levels. Each level has four workbooks:
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. The purpose of the English Writing Composition workbooks is to help Spanish speakers improve their English writing skills. The English Writing Composition workbooks use a structured and systematic approach to teach the different writing skills. Book 1 in theseriesbegins 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, if you click on any workbook, you can view sample pages from that book.
On our website, there are placement tests to determine on which level a student should begin the literacy program. 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. Here you will also find instructions on how to give the tests.
Visit us online at www.Fisher-Hill.com to view all of our workbooks. If you have any questions about our workbooks or how to navigate our website you can email us at [email protected]or call us at 1-888-407-1187.
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