Fisher Hill’s literacy workbooks use a structured literacy approach. The books are based on Orton-Gillingham practices. Most of Fisher Hill’s workbooks are for Spanish-speaking teens and adults to learn to read and write in English.
Kathy Fisher is the owner of Fisher Hill and the author of the workbooks. She taught reading for 17 years. She is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and has two boys who had difficulty learning to read. One son graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemistry and the other son dropped out of high school, passed the high school proficiency test, and worked at Twitter before he was twenty years old making more money than his mother who had a master’s degree in Education. Needless to say, the boys school experiences at times were not a joyful affair especially with the younger one who finally dropped out of school when he was sixteen.
School can be extremely difficult for children who have a hard time learning to read. As a teacher, I loved teaching reading because I knew what to do. I joined IDA when my boys had difficulty learning to read. This reading difficulty came as a shock to me because I had read to them since they were babies. They had gone to Mommy and Me classes, story time at the library, and they had plenty of books at home. IDA taught me how to teach reading. They taught me about Orton-Gillingham. I knew what to do. I did not depend on the school’s textbooks to teach reading.
The workbooks I’ve written use a very structured, systematic, explicit approach to teach the English speech sounds to read and spell. The series called English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker uses phonics, phonemic awareness and other phonological skills to teach the speech sounds. This series has six workbooks. 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. (There are six workbooks in this series). After completing English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1, they can also begin practicing writing by using English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. (There are six workbooks in this series). After completing English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1, students can use English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker Book 1 to review the vocabulary presented in English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. (There are six workbook in the English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker series.) After completing the four workbooks at each level, students will have an excellent foundation in English literacy. There are six level in the literacy program.
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