Happy New Year! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions yet. Mine is to eat less sugar. That won’t be easy because I’ve heard surgar is more addicting than tobacco and alcohol. I believe it! I gave up meat (not fish) two years ago and that was not difficult to do. But giving up sugar, impossible! So my New Year’s resolution will be to just eat less sugar.
Maybe you know someone whose New Year’s resolution is to learn to read. Our series English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker is a very good place to start. I wrote the six workbooks. I used my Orton and Gillingham training to write the workbooks. I use Orton and Gillingham methods when teaching my kindergarten stuents to read. In the 1930’s, neurologist Dr. Samuel T. Orton and educator, psychologist Anna Gillingham developed the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction for students with dyslexia. This approach combines multisensory techniques along with the structure of the English language. The items taught include: phonemes and morphemes, such as prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Common spelling rules are introduced as well. Multi-sensory education incorporates the three learning pathways, which are: auditory, kinesthetic, and visual. This approach is beneficial not only for students with dyslexia, but for all learners.
When a student uses the six workbooks in the English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker series, it is important for the student to not only read the words but to say the words out loud and to write the words. The workbooks use a direct, systematic and sequential approach to teaching the forty-four English speech sounds which is the foundation for reading and spelling.
If you know a friend or someone who wants to learn how to read and spell in English, tell them visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to see all of our workbooks for Spanish-speaking teens and adults.
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