By Kelli Drummer-Avendano
Imagine offering your students the opportunity to enjoy 170 Spanish-language titles that are both enjoyable and appropriate for their individual reading level. That’s what you’ll get when you add the E–J Guided Reading Kit to your classroom or school library.
Books in this kit include both fiction and nonfiction and range from endearing stories to quirky poetry and rhymes, such as El canto del mosquito by renowned author Alma Flor Ada. Other authors and illustrators from around the Spanish-speaking world that readers will appreciate include Toño Malpica, Claudia Rueda, and Liliana Cinetto.
One of the best examples of the talent you’ll find in this kit is Andrés Pi Andreu’s heartwarming picture book Los colores del cielo, featuring the enchanting illustrations of Lucrecia Aráoz. The story follows a mom and a son who, through the simple act of asking and answering questions, learn to accept and appreciate people’s differences.
You’ll also receive the finest Spanish-language translations of popular titles with which students may already be familiar. They can enjoy several books from the acclaimed series A de Ámbar by Paula Danzinger. Ámbar is a remarkable character whose challenges and spunk will inspire kids like her. Students can also learn and explore with the popular character Caillou in titles such as Caillou en el dentista, Caillou en la biblioteca, and Caillou mi primer paseo.
With each book leveled according to the Fountas and Pinnell System, students can choose a book that interests them, and teachers can feel confident in their success at developing Spanish-language readers. ¡A leer!
A perfect example of this is the A-D Guided Reading Kit. It includes 93 Spanish-language titles that are leveled according to the Fountas and Pinnell System.
For example, Con mis pies is an easy to read, nonfiction book that has simple sentences and colorful photographs readers can rely on to help them with comprehension. Similar to this are the books Mi ropa and Mi familia, allowing students to read about what’s most familiar to them. On the fiction side, you have enchanting stories from well-known author Alma Flor Ada and others, such as El papalote, Estamos de fiesta, Coco loco, and Caperucita Roja.
Not only will children increase their Spanish-language vocabulary with the A-D Guided Reading Kit, but they will also increase their enjoyment of Spanish. Early readers will be excited to see how much they can read and understand with help and all on their own. With topics ranging from science to social studies, this library appeals to many interests and kids are sure to discover a book they want and can read!