SRS trains the brain to recognize and discriminate the sounds of the English language; it is effective in helping English language learners. SRS English Paths makes the student’s English lessons more effective as it teaches basic vocabulary and improves phonological awareness and English language comprehension skills. Spanish speaking English Language Learners may have difficulty with:

  • Distinguishing one English sound from another when they listen, speak, read, or write –especially the sounds that don’t exist in Spanish.
  • Learning the 18 English vowel sounds, since Spanish only   has five.
  • Differentiating between vowel sounds in words like seat and sit, or hear the difference between cat and cut, call and cold, or tin and ten. Spanish speakers need to hear the vowel distinctions before they are able to produce them on their own.
  • Adding on word endings in English, often Spanish speakers leave out word endings when saying or spelling words in English, such as: restauran instead of restaurant.
Sound Reading English Learning Paths teaches essential English language skills that the beginning reader needs to learn to read and spell.English Language Learners practice understanding the English writing system through extensive auditory training. Sound Reading software programs emphasize reading first and expose students to the written words immediately. It teaches students to recognize word sounds, word forms, and spelling conventions.What about comprehension?
The National Reading Panel, the federal government’s reading experts, found that reading comprehension instruction should be the last step in reading instruction. Students most easily develop comprehension when they first learn to read accurately and automatically (without conscious effort). Small Steps starts by teaching students to think and reflect on words and sentences, the basics of language comprehension.

Similarities between
English & Spanish

Both languages use the Roman alphabet. That knowledge helps build a phonemic and phonological foundation.Except for a couple of word order exceptions (adjective before noun in English and noun before adjective in Spanish), sentences in both languages have the same basic structures (as compared to English and Chinese or other non-Latin derived languages).Learning to read and write uses the same basic processes (phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, comprehension, writing mechanics).These basic similarities between the two languages help us understand how ELLs transfer their knowledge of Spanish literacy into English literacy.


how to discriminate between spoken and written words while increasing their oral vocabulary and listening comprehension skills.

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