Reluctant Leaners: Teachers, do you have some reluctant learners in your classroom? Fisher Hill workbooks are very good for reluctant learners. I wrote these workbooks with my two boys in mind. The younger one was more opposed to school than his older brother. The younger one was not interested in most of what was taught in school. But he was very enthusiastic about what he wanted to learn and that was computers. He taught himself everything he knows and had a job with Talend (a French software development company) by the time he was eighteen and then with Twitter when he was twenty-one. Fisher Hill workbooks are easy to use. Students, who are reluctant to learn a second language, have looked at these books and said, “I can do that.” Older adults who need to learn a second language have looked at these books and said, “I can do that.” When my younger son took an online Spanish 1 class for a college requirement, I helped him with the class. The course was extremely difficult and I don’t know how any beginning student could have passed it. Or what about lessons with pages and pages of small print? That get’s old fast when you learning something that’s not your first, second or even third choice of things to do.
With Fisher Hill workbooks, the pace is reasonable, print is large, and the directions are in Spanish. In most of the workbooks, 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. Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go!
Fisher Hill has several good series for Spanish-speaking teens and 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 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 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.
Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our workbooks for Spanish-speaking teens and adults.