Lectura de vocabulario

tile artLectura de vocabulario is a collection of picture books, intended to help kindergarten students with Spanish vocabulary acquisition and to practice early reading skills. There are two levels in this collection: Blanco letras and Blanco sílabas. Also, there is a kindergarten diario booklet for practicing writing at home, which a parent needs to sign daily.

 

Book Recordings

tile artThe Lectura de vocabulario books have digital audio recordings to accompany them. In the recordings, the books are read twice by three native Spanish speakers, each with different accents. Repetition is one of the recommended approaches to learning to read and acquiring Spanish vocabulary.

A digital audio recording for each book title in the two collections can be accessed for download from the menu to the right. In MP3 file format, they can be played using iTunes. To download iTunes, click here.

Also, CDs with the recordings are available for check-out from Círculo de lectura for as long as your child is reading this collection. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.

Resources

tile artBlanco letras can be used to help students practice letter identification and sounds. Blanco sílabas can be used to help students practice syllable sounds. Since the Spanish language is based on syllables, an important foundation for reading in Spanish is mastery of syllable sounds; this is one of the goals for kindergarten students at CCE. Círculo de lectura has developed a list of activities that you can do with your child at home for the two blanco levels. These two lists of activities are posted in the column to the right.

As parents, it is important to keep in mind that most kindergarten students will not be able to read the books in this collection independently; therefore, your involvement in daily reading is especially important. Spanish words have multiple syllables and beginning readers may not have the ability to successfully sound out the words. In addition, unless your child is a native Spanish speaker, he/she will not have the context for "guessing" the vocabulary word as he/she is sounding it out.

Please note that there is a lengthy poem at the end of each of the books. We recommend that you skip this poem unless you are a Spanish speaker, in which case you may wish to read the poem aloud to your child.