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An Engaging New Choice for Early Literacy Instruction in Spanish!

Despegando hacia la lectura™ is a content-rich choice for small-group instruction that supports the systematic development of reading strategies and skills in young students.

Why Despegando hacia la lectura?

  • Carefully crafted with meticulous attention to the unique issues relating to phonics and phonemic awareness for Spanish-language learners
  • Supports language development among all learners with emphasis on high frequency words and key vocabulary
  • Scaffolds Spanish learners toward reading and language proficiencies through a range of strategies
  • Delivers teacher talk and instructions by the teacher to the students in Spanish
  • Can be implemented as a standalone program or used with its English-language counterpart, the award-winning Flying Start to Literacy™ for rigorous dual-literacy instruction.

Program Components


Vocabulary Starters

Vocabulary Starters deliver explicit support at the Early Emergent Stage by linking spoken and written vocabulary to clear, unambiguous photographs.

Paired Texts

Connected, paired books (fiction and informational) share concepts and content vocabulary.

Lesson Plan Cards

Lesson Plan Cards provide explicit and systematic small group literacy instruction, with built-in diagnostic support. Synthesizing activities reinforce the key concepts in each pair of texts.

Take Home Books

Take Home Books (one from each pair) include activities to encourage reading and writing practice as well as parental involvement.

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