Increase Family Engagement!
Improve Communication With The Parents Of Your ELL Students!
The involvement of parents in your school and in their children’s education is, undoubtedly, one of your top priorities. In order to assist you with promoting family engagement and opening and maintaining lines of communication, Spanish Steps provides a wide variety of materials for the PARENTS of you ELL students. Our affordable resources help your parents stay in touch with you, encourage them to participate actively at school and play a meaningful role in their children’s education. Step Into English allows Spanish-speaking parents to choose the comment they need, (already translated for them into English), so they may copy it and send it off to school with their student. But, there’s more. Our company’s focus is on providing materials that teach parents the basics they need to work with their child on homework and give them a solid understanding of curriculum. Explanations of things like word families, short and long vowel sounds, phonics, (and so much more), are explained to Mom and Dad in a bilingual format in workbooks like Footsteps Through First Grade and Footsteps Through Second Grade.
Don’t be fooled by our name! Our materials are not just for your Spanish-speaking parents, but for the parents of ALL your English Language Learners, regardless of their home language. We know that you continuously look for innovative and exciting new ways to engage them, and it is our mission to assist you with that goal. Workbooks like English for Mom & Dad and The Stepping Stones Series are ideal for self-taught instruction, an occasional ESL class or a regularly-scheduled ESL class.
Employing the reverse approach, we also have a variety of materials for various school personnel, from the School Nurse, to the Bus Driver to the Administrator. Our Going Home series allows you to send notes home, not only in Spanish, but in Hmong and Somali. We also have a whole Bilingual Notepad selection. Just choose your topic, fill in the blanks and send off to Mom and Dad. From reminders of Parent/Teacher Conferences, to school pictures and upcoming testing dates, (and more), these ready-made notes are available in bilingual format in many languages.
And, there’s more! Are you a native Spanish-speaker, but wish you were more familiar with some specialized terminology and phrases? Would you like to brush up on your grammar? Spanish Steps has something for you, too! Browse the sample pages of Step Up Your Spanish Translations and The Special Steps. These workbooks provide you with thousands of commonly-used terms for both translating and interpreting. If you act as an interpreter for an IEP or other parent meeting, or if you are the designated school translator responsible for important documents home, these are must-have resources for your library.
Thank you for visiting us and we hope you enjoy browsing our products. As we regularly continue to add new products and new languages to our product line, we hope you’ll visit us often. And, remember
. . . you can do it . . . ONE STEP AT A TIME!!