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Summer is a Good Time to Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test

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Fisher Hill has two easy to use workbooks to help Spanish speakers prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test.  The workbooks are called U.S. Citizenship for Spanish Speakers Books 1 and 2. The workbooks help Spanish speakers pass the English writing, reading and civics portions of the U.S. Citizenship Exam.  To pass these three sections, the applicant must be able to write correctly one sentence dictated by the interviewer; read out loud correctly one sentence given by the interviewer; answer six out of ten of the civics questions given by the interviewer.  Applicants will have three opportunities to write correctly a dictated sentence and three opportunities to read out loud correctly a sentence given by the interviewer.

U.S. Citizenship for the Spanish Speaker Book 1 provides information and practice to help pass the American Government questions on the Civics test. Book 1 also provides practice to help pass the reading and writing tests. Workbook 2 provides information and practice to help pass the American History and Integrated Civics questions on the Civics test. Book 2 also provides practice to help pass the reading and writing tests.  The Civics Test includes 100 questions about government, history and integrated civics.  Applicants will be asked 10 questions.  The Civics test is an oral test.    One or more of the 10 civics questions may be about the current people holding different government offices.  Applicants will need to know the names of these people holding the current government offices.

Summer is a good time to practice and prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test.

U.S. Citizenship Workbooks for Spanish Speakers

If you have any questions about our U.S. Citizenship for Spanish Speakers series, please email us at therst@icloud.com.  Go online at www.Fisher-Hill.com to see all of our workbooks.

 

 

Summer is a Good Time to Learn Spanish

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Fisher Hill has an excellent series for English speakers to learn Spanish. The series Spanish Made Fun and Easy consists of two workbooks. There are twelve lessons in each book.  Each lesson deals with a common theme, i.e., Breakfast, Telling Time, Shopping, Sports, etc. At the end of the book are two dictionaries:  Spanish-English and English-Spanish.

Each lesson is divided into eight parts.  First, there is a vocabulary list.  Beginning Spanish is included as well as the vocabulary of the particular theme.  The definite article is placed in front of each Spanish noun on the list, letting the student know whether it is feminine or masculine.  Then there is a conversation in order to use the vocabulary in a common situation.  Next is a story related to the theme which reinforces the vocabulary and the conversation. The fourth page of each lesson is an exercise that requires choosing a word from the vocabulary list and then writing it in a sentence that is missing that word.  The next three pages are a variety of activity pages.  At the end of each lesson are the answers to the exercises.

It is recommended that students do one lesson per week but students can go through the book more rapidly if they so desire.  The speed at which a student learns Spanish depends on each individual.  It would be useful to read the conversation and story out loud to gain smoothness. It’s also helpful to listen to Spanish television.

These are fun workbooks to begin learning Spanish or to brush up on your Spanish. Take the Spanish workbook to the beach or work on it in your backyard. Summer can be a good time to work on learning a new language.

Summer is a Good Time to Learn Spanish. Spanish made fun and easyIf you have any questions about our Spanish Made Fun and Easy series, please email us at therst@icloud.com or go online at www.Fisher-Hill.com to see all of our workbooks.

English Reading and Spelling Workbooks for Spanish Speakers

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Fisher Hill has a six workbook series called English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker. This reading and spelling ESL workbook series is for Spanish-speaking teens and adults. The six workbooks were written to help Spanish speakers learn to read and spell in English.  The workbooks use Orton Gillingham methods to teach reading and spelling.  Orton Gillingham uses a very systematic, structured, explicit, and multisensory approach to teach the forty-four English speech sounds to read and spell. The workbooks provide practice with phonemic awareness, which is the ability to identify individual sounds and their order within words.  Learning the different speech sounds will help students read and spell in English fluently.  Eighty-five percent (85%) of words in English are phonetic.  The workbooks also present many of the commonly used words, called sight words, that are not phonetic.

The workbooks are bilingual since the word list for each lesson is presented in English and Spanish.  There are pictures to go with many of the words in the lists. Each lesson emphasizes one or two new speech sounds.  The vowel sounds in English are different than those in Spanish, but many of the English consonant sounds are similar to those in Spanish. Most consonants in English have one sound. Vowels can make several speech sounds.  Sometimes the letter “y” is used as a vowel. 

Words are made up of syllables (units of pronunciation).  Some words have one syllable, others have two or more syllables.  Every syllable must have a vowel sound.  If a word has three syllables then it has three vowel sounds.

Each lesson’s word list begins with words that contain the speech sound that is being emphasized in that lesson.  The last two words in the list are sight words.

Practicing English speech sounds, sight words, and their spellings will help Spanish speakers learn English reading and spelling.

In English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Books 4, 5, and 6, prefixes and suffixes are introduced and practiced.

On our website, there are placement tests to determine which level a student should begin.  A student needs a score of 80% on the placement test to go to the next level. For example, if a student gets 60% on the placement test for level one, then that student needs to begin with level one with English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. Each level begins with the Reading and Spelling workbook.

These placement tests can be found under Teacher Resources on our website www.Fisher-Hill.com.  Teacher Resources can be found on the top tool bar.  Click on Teacher Resources, then click on Reading and Spelling.  Then scroll down to the placement tests. The placement tests are called Sound Spelling Placement Test Book 1 and so forth. Sound Spelling Placement Test Book 1 is for level one.  The Sound Spelling Placement Tests are spelling tests to determine if a student has mastered the sounds for that level.  The teacher or volunteer gives the spelling test to the student.  There are also student test forms under Teacher Resources.

There are other teacher resources for these reading and spelling ESL workbooks on our website.  There is a Scope and Sequence to help you use the series. There are Word and Sentence Practice pages and Word Chains to help with fluency.

English reading and spelling for teens and adults ESL workbooks

Visit us on line at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our English Reading and Spelling for Spanish Speakerworkbooks which are part of our English literacy program for Spanish-speaking teens and adults.