Reading Strategies for Spanish Speakers

Author(s): Susan Lenski, Fabiola Ehlers-Zavala

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2004

Pages: 286

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Reading Strategies for Spanish Speakers by Susan Davis Lenski and Fabiola Ehlers-Zavala, provides strategies for classroom teachers, bilingual teachers, and paraprofessionals who have Spanish-speaking students to teach reading strategies in both English and Spanish. This book was developed on the premise that children need to internalize reading strategies to become self-regulated readers. It presents 25 highly usable reading strategies with examples in both languages. The strategies are explained in clear, concise language, with only the most important references to research and related literature.


  • Variations of strategies
  • Assessment ideas
  • Family connections
  • Technology tips
  • Interactive website



About the Authors

Chapter 1: Teaching Reading to Spanish Speakers
Classroom Composition, Aims, and Challenges
Classroom Contexts
Key Considerations
Strategic Instruction
Instructional Accommodations
About This Book
English as a Second Language (ESL) Standards

Chapter 2: Prereading Strategies
2.1 Developing and Accessing Background Knowledge
2.2 Developing Vocabulary
2.3 Identifying Text Structure

Chapter 3: During Reading Strategies
3.1 Accessing Cueing Systems
3.2 Monitoring Understanding
3.3 Questioning Text

Chapter 4: After Reading Strategies
4.1 Recalling Text
4.2 Responding Personally
4.3 Reinforcing and Expanding Vocabulary

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Susan Lenski

Susan Davis Lenski is a Professor at Portland State University (PSU) in Oregon.  Before joining the faculty at PSU, Dr. Lenski taught in public schools for 20 years and at Illinois State University for 11 years. Her teaching experiences include working with children from kindergarten through high school. Dr. Lenski currently teaches graduate reading and language arts courses.

Dr. Lenski has been recognized by several organizations for her commitment to education. Among her numerous awards, are the Nila Banton Smith Award from the International Reading Association; she was instrumental in her school receiving an Exemplary Reading program Award from the International Reading Association; and she was inducted into the Illinois Reading Hall of Fame. She is currently on the International Reading Association's Board of Directors.

Dr. Lenski's research interests focus on strategic reading and writing and adolescent literacy. She also conducts research on preparing teacher candidates. Dr. Lenski has conducted numerous inservice presentations in the United States, Canada, Guatemala, the Philippines, and Panama and has presented at many state and national conferences. Dr. Lenski has published more than 60 articles and twelve books.

Fabiola Ehlers-Zavala

Related ISBN's: 9780757507878




ISBN 9780757507878

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