It’s Back to School Time
It’s Back to School Time: soon many children will be going back to school. Parents or grandparents may find they have extra time on their hands. This is a good time for Spanish-speaking parents or grandparents to practice or improve their English language skills.
Fisher Hill has several good series for adults. We have a four-workbook series called English for the Spanish Speaker. In this series, each workbook 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.
Fisher Hill has an excellent English literacy program for Spanish-speaking adults who want to learn how to read and write in English. How does our literacy program work? We have four different series in our literacy program. Each series has six workbooks. These four series can be used in conjunction with each other. The very first book to use would be English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. This series introduces students to reading in English. The series uses a very systematic, explicit approach to teaching the forty-four speech sounds used in the English language. After completing English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1, students are ready to practice their beginning reading skills by using English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. They can also begin practicing writing by using English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker Book 1 reviews the vocabulary presented in English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. After completing the Book Ones in the series, students can begin the Book Twos. The four series, each with six workbooks, were written to be used together. By using the four series together, students get a good foundation in English literacy.
Fisher Hill also has a bilingual series with four workbooks about USA history and geography called United States of America Stories, Maps and Activities in Spanish and English. Each book includes information about twelve or thirteen states. Information for each state includes a story, a vocabulary and comprehension page, map and questions, and finally a chart, table, graph, or another type of activity, which presents information to the reader. Most stories deal with a historic topic. The stories are written on a fourth grade reading level.
Adults like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish, in may books, there’s lots of pictures but the content is for adults. 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 our bilingual workbooks for Spanish-speaking teens and adults.
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