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SE v2.1: How to use the Spanish series



For the most part, the stories in the Spanish Series are word-for-word translations of the corresponding stories in the English-language Sequenced Series curriculum (levels 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.5, and 4.5). The Spanish Series was developed so that native Spanish speakers could read along with a story in Spanish first, to gain an understanding of the story content and vocabulary, before working through the same story in English to build fluency.

Some teachers use these levels with Spanish-speaking students to develop fluency in reading Spanish before transitioning to reading in English.


As with any Read Naturally program, students working in the Spanish Series need to be placed in the appropriate instructional level and reading-rate goal. You place students in the Spanish Series using the English-language stories in the Software Edition placement program, just as you would in any other curriculum. You do not use Spanish stories to place students, because oral reading fluency norms for the Spanish stories are not available.

For detailed information about placing students with the SE placement program, see Placing Students with the SE 2.1 Placement Program or “Placing Students” in Chapter 3 of the SE Teacher’s Guide.


Once students are placed, you may choose to have them work through an entire level in Spanish. Once students have completed a Spanish level, you can then have them work through the same level in English (Sequenced Series).

Another option is to switch students between Spanish and English on a story-by-story basis. First have students read a story in Spanish, then have them read the same story in English. To switch back and forth between the Spanish and English curricula, you will need to change each student's story options after each story.

To change a student’s curriculum while he or she is logged in to Student Stories:
  1. Choose Story Options from the Edit menu.
  2. Change the student’s level from a Spanish level to the corresponding English level (Sequenced Series) or vice versa.

You can also change story options in Teacher Management if you are logged in as a teacher.


Please let us know what questions you have so we can assist. For Technical Support, please call us or submit a software support request.

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