I’ve always enjoyed reading. It has brought hours of joy to my life. Now as I recover from back surgery, I really appreciate my ability to read. Reading is how I spend my days until I am back to hiking, biking and kayaking.
My company, Fisher Hill Publishers, has an excellent Structured Literacy Program to help Spanish speakers learn to read and write in English. The Program is geared toward Spanish speaking teens and adults, but students of all languages can benefit from this program. The Program has six levels. Each level has four workbooks: https://www.fisher-hill.com/structured-literacy-program/
Reading and Spelling
The first book to use at each level is the Reading and Spelling workbook. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/reading-and-spelling/ The program uses a very systematic, explicit approach to teaching the forty-four English speech sounds. After completing the Reading and Spelling workbook, students are ready to practice reading by using the Reading Comprehension workbook https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/comprehension/ or writing by using the Writing Composition workbook https://www.fisher-hill.com/product-category/composition/ . The Vocabulary workbook reviews the vocabulary at each level.
To view sample pages from each workbook, click on the book and then click on the box that says Sample Pages. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product/english-writing-composition-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-1/ These workbooks can also be downloaded. Where is says Option scroll down and click ebook. https://www.fisher-hill.com/product/english-reading-comprehension-for-the-spanish-speaker-book-1/ After completing the six levels, students will have an excellent foundation in English literacy.
On our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com under Teacher Resources there are placement tests to determine on which level a student should begin. After clicking on Teacher Resources, then click on Reading and Spelling and scroll down until you reach the placement tests. https://www.fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Placement-Test-Level-1-2.pngThere are also instructions on how to use the placement tests. https://www.fisher-hill.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Placement-Tests-Directions.pdf
Teens and 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 older students. Teachers like our books because everything is ready to go! There’s 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 Structured Literacy Program. Our website is also in Spanish. Just click on the box in the upper right had corner that says Spanish. Each workbook can be downloaded so these books can be used around the world!