Our Spanish Benchmarks curriculum is one of very few effective, systematic programs dedicated to teaching students to read in their native Spanish language.
The Spanish version of Benchmarks is an adaptation of our reading program and is designed to be used in bilingual Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms in which reading is taught in Spanish. The program uses music and movement-based activities to address key reading and pre-reading skills.
The Spanish adaptation accounts for the particulars of the Spanish language and its orthography, such as an emphasis on syllabic segmentation and an earlier push for encoding and decoding skills.
Here’s a quick overview of our Spanish Benchmarks program.