Your Spanish-speaking students will be delighted by the authentic Spanish resources available within Raz-Plus Español. Incorporating authentic grade-level texts originally written in Spanish, Raz-Plus Español aims to build cultural knowledge, foster multicultural understanding, develop Spanish reading skills, and support biliteracy.
The authentic texts included in this solution are written by native Spanish-speaking authors. Through personal and cultural connections to the subject matter, young readers will enjoy seeing themselves and their families and friends reflected in these resources while building literacy.
For students in bilingual and dual language programs, Raz-Plus Español’s resources build transferable literacy skills in Spanish that support biliteracy in Spanish and English.
Las Series de Libros en Español Auténtico / Authentic Spanish Book Series
Each captivating collection of books within Raz-Plus Español is built around a central theme, reflecting the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries. This allows Spanish-speaking students to truly connect to the themes in the text. To encourage differentiated instruction, Raz-Plus Español offers texts in multiple levels of difficulty, accompanied by detailed lesson plans, quizzes, discussion cards, and other materials to assist in comprehension, all available in printable, projectable, and digital formats.
Biografías / Biographies
Raz-Plus Español features a collection of fascinating Spanish biographies about accomplished Latino/as. Help your students learn about their own history and traditional culture by allowing them to immerse themselves in stories about historical Latino individuals.
To support differentiated instruction, each biography is available at three reading levels and is accompanied by support resources, including lesson plans, activities, quizzes, discussion questions, and grammar instruction to assist with fluency and comprehension. Featuring inspiring, historic celebrities like Frida Kahlo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Celia Cruz, and Lionel Messi, these biographies encourage multicultural understanding and cultural appreciation.
La vida en Latinoamérica y España / Life in Latin America and Spain
Wondering what it’s like to live in Argentina, Guatemala, or Ecuador? Students can explore eight different countries in the Spanish-speaking world by reading the books in this collection. An important part of a Spanish dual language program, Raz-Plus Español allows readers to see life in various Spanish-speaking countries through the eyes of fictional characters who live there.
Each title is available at three levels of difficulty and offers its own support resources for instruction, including lesson plans, phonics instruction, grammar activities, maps, discussion questions, quizzes, and more. Foster multicultural understanding while improving comprehension and analytical skills with these cheerful and fascinating books.
New Book Collections That Engage Students
Raz-Plus Español’s book collections deepen students’ understanding of the history, values, and culture of diverse communities. The Serie de Animales increíbles helps students develop their Spanish literacy skills while learning about animals that are native to Spanish-speaking regions. From gentle manatees in the Caribbean to colorful quetzals in Central America, students will be exposed to a wide variety of species. With instructional support resources to accompany each title, Raz-Plus Español has the tools both teachers and students need to succeed.
Each title is accompanied by book-specific support resources including:
- Lesson plans
- Phonics and Phonological Awareness instruction and activities
- Grammar instruction and activities
- Comprehension skill and reading strategy instruction and activities
- Text-dependent discussion questions and content-area connection activities
- Comprehension Quizzes
Destrezas de Fundaciones en Español / Spanish Foundational Skills
Don’t miss these essential resources, all created in authentic Spanish!
Canciones y Rimas / Spanish Songs And Rhymes
Motivate your students to listen, read, and sing along with the traditional rhythms and brightly colored illustrations of our Spanish Songs and Rhymes. Originally created in Spanish, these books and fun recordings bring beautiful, authentic poems and familiar melodies to your students. Along with their accompanying resources, the songs and rhymes help develop fluency and comprehension. Like our other resources, these can be printed, projected, or used digitally to provide a range of learning opportunities for your students.
Libros Alfabéticos en Español / Spanish Alphabet Books
Fun photos and colorful images introduce students to the letters of the alphabet. Given that the alphabetic principle is one of the most important steps in literacy, these books and their accompanying resources use pictures and words to represent each featured letter.