The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) states that 30 to 40 percent of middle and high school students are struggling readers and/or can’t read.
Older struggling readers most often do not like to read, and therefore don’t read. As a result, vocabulary, sentence structure, comprehension, and academic language become less familiar, and these students begin to fall further and further behind.
Older struggling students need to be working on phonology, orthography, and semantics and text comprehension at their personal level in order to improve their reading. Fluency practice needs to be at their personal level with content interest for older students. It is never too late to learn to read!
Fisher Hill has an English literacy program for Spanish-speaking teens and adults that uses Orton-Gillingham methods. These methods include a very systematic, explicit approach to teaching the forty-four speech sounds which are used for reading and spelling. Orton-Gillingham instruction uses a multi sensory approach for teaching. Fisher Hill’s literacy program includes four different workbook series. These series can be used in conjunction with each other. How does the program work? English Reading and Spelling Book 1 introduces students to reading in English. The English Reading and Spelling series uses a very systematic and explicit approach to teaching the forty-four speech sounds used in the English language. Learning these sounds will help students read and spell. When English Reading and Spelling Book 1 is completed, students are ready to practice their beginning reading skills with English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker Book 1 and their beginning writing skills with English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. Vocabulary presented in the first books of each series is reviewed in English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. The four series each with six workbooks, were written to be used together to give students a good foundation in English literally. Adults like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish, there are lots of pictures but the content is for older students. Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go! There is an answer key at 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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