Spanish Translated Leveled Books
Learn More About the Learning A-Z Text Leveling System Support Spanish literacy skills for dual language or bilingual learners with a large collection of engaging, translated books at 29 reading levels. Graduated levels of difficulty help emerging bilinguals build confidence while increasing their comprehension and fluency in the target language. Spanish Translated Leveled Books are listed at the same levels as their English counterparts to support students' biliteracy.
Why Use Spanish Translated Leveled Books
Leveled books are key to any leveled reading program, and Spanish Translated Leveled Books support instruction in comprehension, vocabulary, close reading of text, and more for students developing Spanish literacy skills.
Spanish Translated Leveled Books promote biliteracy and content-area instruction with support resources to build emerging bilinguals’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
A balanced collection of fiction and nonfiction Spanish texts also promotes thematic instruction and vocabulary development.
How to Use Spanish Translated Leveled Books
Spanish Translated Leveled Books can be used in any dual language, bilingual, or immersion program. Using leveled books addresses the wide range of reading ability that exists within any grade level or age group. Students are placed in similar-ability groups and given developmentally appropriate books to read.
Pair English-Spanish books to promote biliteracy using thematic or content instruction.Use Spanish Translated Leveled Book Support Resources, including worksheets, discussion cards, and comprehension Quick Check quizzes, to build students' comprehension and language skills, including vocabulary, in Spanish. Reference the English lesson plans for additional ideas and practice with strategies and skills.
ALL the resources that support a book can be found on its home page.
Spanish Translated Leveled Book Formats
Spanish Translated leveled Books come in an array of options to meet independent, small-group, and whole-class objectives.
Printable Books for use in class or to send home for practice can be printed in color, black and white, as single-sided or double-sided.
Projectable Books integrate technology and reading curriculum. ALL books are available in this format for digital projectors and interactive white boards. Projectable Book Tips guide educators to meet literacy goals for fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and more.
Multilevel Books support mixed-level classes by providing the same book at different levels. Group students according to skill level, but introduce comprehension skills and reading strategies to the whole class.
Pocketbooks fit in a pocket, the perfect size for students to take home for additional reading practice, or to make notes or reinforce grammar skills.
Wordless books allow students to use imagination to tell their own stories with a book's illustrations or support retellings of the original text from levels aa–J. The Wordless Book Lesson provides suggested skills and strategies.
Leveled Book Support Resources
Each guided reading session, which takes from 15 to 25 minutes, begins with introducing a book, eliciting prior knowledge, and building background. Students are placed in similar-ability groups and given developmentally appropriate books to read. The teacher monitors and guides each student's reading as needed. Discussion follows, and each student keeps the book to read repeatedly. Subsequent lessons at the lower levels usually use an entirely new book.
Students are placed in similar-ability groups and given developmentally appropriate books to read. The teacher monitors and guides each student’s reading as needed.
Discussion follows, and each student keeps the book to read repeatedly. Subsequent lessons at the lower levels usually use an entirely new book.
Spanish worksheets, discussion cards, and a comprehension quiz accompany many Spanish Translated Leveled Books. The English lesson plan can provide ideas or support during instruction of the French book.
Comprehension and Language Worksheets
Reading strategy and comprehension skill worksheets often include one graphic organizer and help support students’ understanding before, during, and after reading.
Quick skill worksheets parallel English language skill practice in Spanish when appropriate or provide original, language-specific practice based on Spanish grammar and mechanics, word structure and meaning, phonological awareness, phonics, or high-frequency words.
Up to four worksheets on comprehension and other literacy skills support each Spanish Translated Leveled Book.
Quick Checks for Assessing Leveled Book Comprehension
Comprehension Quizzes are a fast, easy way to assess how well students comprehend their reading and are great resources for text-dependent questions.
Multiple-choice questions encompass a range of cognitive rigor and depth of knowledge.
Quizzes at Level C and above also include at least one extended response, or essay, question, that require students to answer in writing an open-ended question using sound reasoning. The questions encourage critical and inferential thinking and allow teachers to measure skills that are difficult to assess with multiple-choice questions.
Quick Check Comprehension Quizzes accompany every Spanish Translated Leveled Book from Level A to Level Z2.
Discussion Cards promote critical thinking, collaboration, and discussion among small groups or entire classes of students. Many discussion questions focus on text-dependent questions.
Each discussion card is tagged with the specific reading skill it targets. These include such skills as:
- Compare and contrast
- Cause and effect
- Make inferences/draw conclusions
- Analyze and evaluate
Spanish Translated Books and Leveling
Reading A-Z’s English leveled books have been carefully written in accordance with standardized Leveling Criteria and quality checked with custom software.
Spanish translators review the English leveling criteria as part of the translations process, but some books might seem easier or more difficult in French than their level indicates.
Teachers can use the English levels on the Spanish books as a guide, but should use their professional judgment when determining which Spanish Translated Leveled Books are most appropriate for their students.