Open Access to Literacy for Spanish-Speaking Learners

Support native language or dual language literacy with one flexible solution

Achieve3000®’s System of Acceleration

One of the greatest challenges faced by Spanish-speaking students is the college and career demand to learn grade-level content written with grade-appropriate text complexity in either English or Spanish. With Achieve3000’s patented technology, students are always moving toward those grade-level demands—in both English and Spanish. It starts with LevelSet, the only Lexile® assessment available for establishing a student’s comprehension for nonfiction text in Spanish. Also available in English, LevelSet scores are automatically input into the system so students are matched appropriately to text. As students work through the 5-Step Literacy Routine, the proprietary system monitors to detect when students are ready for greater text complexity and automatically adapts their levels. Additionally, through this routine, the system is gathering performance data, which teachers can use to identify skills deficits that can be targeted for small-group instruction.

Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners at All Levels

Provide the same complex content and text to native Spanish speakers or students in bilingual programs tailored to their individual Spanish reading level. Achieve3000 has the only solution that is able to prepare students for the rigor of grade-level content and text because of its unrivaled level of differentiation, which meets the needs of every student at his/her particular Spanish language reading level at seven levels of text complexity. Achieve3000’s unique instructional routine allows students to:

  • Work independently on a grade-level topic that is precisely matched to their Spanish Lexile level. This preliminary work allows students to build reading strategies, and it also prepares them for any whole-class, grade-level instruction that follows.
  • Teachers, implementing an instructional framework called Simple Rigor®, follow the students’ independent work with instruction around the Stretch Article, an unprecedented opportunity for students to interact with the version of the same lesson written with grade-appropriate text complexity.

And, all Achieve3000 lessons revolve around topics in Science and Social Studies, ensuring that Spanish-speaking students build discipline-specific and academic vocabulary across all subjects.

Introducing Español: Flexibility and Results for Varying Spanish Language Instructional Programs

Built for dual language, bilingual, and immersion programs, Achieve3000’s family of Español literacy solutions (KidBizEspañol® for grades 2-5, TeenBizEspañol® for grades 6-8, and EmpowerEspañol® for grades 9-12) takes the guess work out of literacy and language development in Spanish. Español measures each student’s precise Spanish reading level and delivers the same state standards-aligned lessons for the whole class with content tailored to fit the learning needs of each student. Educators and students can see Lexile gains in Spanish after a few as four lessons. Keeping in mind the need for instruction to reinforce specific gaps in reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, language, and listening/speaking, Español has customized rotation models, which highlight the role of individual work, as well as whole- and small-group instruction.  Exceptional learning and teaching scaffolds in Spanish are incorporated into every lesson to address the varying proficiency needs of Spanish-speaking students.

Open Access to Content Area Instruction in Spanish

With Achieve3000’s focus on nonfiction content and vocabulary, your Spanish-speaking students will not miss out on the essential grade-level, standards-aligned instruction in Science and Social Studies classes.  At the beginning of the school year, Achieve3000 provides your students with a customized course aligned to your state’s content area standards. (See your state alignment here.) Teachers can also search through our database to easily locate additional content that ties to what they’re teaching in Science and Social Studies. With more than 10,000 lessons in our archives in English and Spanish, teachers will find rich content to match many of the topics they’re teaching in the content areas. And unlock access to this content for Spanish-speaking students.

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