This resource includes everything you need to teach your elementary and middle school students to read in Spanish, and it's fun! It loosely follows the the methods used by teachers in Spanish-speaking countries as they teach their students to read, that is:
• learn the vowel sounds
• learn the consonant sounds combined with the vowels to make syllables
• read words by reading each syllable
Since our students already read English, this resource skips over things that are the same in English and Spanish, and addresses just the things that are different. You will receive worksheets and activities to teach your students the
• Vowel sounds
• Consonants g, h, j, ll, ñ, z
• Syllables ge, gi, gue, gui, que, qui
• Accentuation rules, including strong and weak vowels
• Pronunciation practice with b, d, ñ, r, rr, v
(Not included are ü, y in a diphthong, or how a tilde can indicate a change in
meaning, as in él vs. el.)
Wherever possible, the words used in the practices are either cognates, already familiar to the students, or words that they are likely to come across in beginning Spanish.
You can pick and choose the activities you want to use! Older students, especially may not need to do all the activities to become good readers in Spanish.
See the preview for screenshots of all the worksheets and support materials!
Please note: Although there is some spelling practice, this resource is only to learn to read in Spanish. It isn't intended to teach proper spelling of Spanish words. For example, it doesn't practice spelling words with h, nor learning or memorizing when to use a c, s, or z when spelling an s sound.