Reading Fluency is the ability to read a text acurately, quickly and with expression. Fluent readers can think about what they are reading. Fluent readers recognize words automatically. They do not need to concentrate on decoding words, instead they can concentrate on what the text means. Most fluent readers recognize words and comprehend at the same time. They can make connections with the ideas in the text and their own personal knowledge.
How do you get to be a fluent reader? By reading! Read what you enjoy. Read comic books, read catalogs, read newspapers, read the internet, read magazines and yes, read books. Read books that are not too difficult for you. Go to the library and ask the librarian for your level of reading. If you’re just beginning, ask the librarian where the decodable books are located. Then ask where the different leveled books are located for teens and adults. Reading Fluency comes with practice and more practice.
If you read with fluency but cannot understand what you’ve read, perhaps you have a problem with vocabulary. Or it could be a problem with visualization. Are you making pictures in your mind as you read?
Fisher Hill has an excellent English literacy program for Spanish-speaking teens and 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 volumes. Each volume is a workbook. 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 book introduces students to reading in English. The book uses a very systematic, explicit approach to begin 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.
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 our English Literacy Program for Spanish-speaking teens and adults.
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