Elementary Spanish-language Solutions: Spanish as a World Language and Language Arts & Reading

Welcome to Vista Higher Learning’s Elementary Spanish-language site. Our goal is to be your partner in Spanish-language education. We understand the unique needs of language learners—from those whether they are learning a new language, improving a second language, or perfecting their native language. Explore the wide range of authentic K-6 Spanish-language solutions below.

World Language

Descubre el español (K–5)

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This elementary K–5 Spanish program makes language learning a cultural adventure as students travel to twenty Spanish-speaking countries and explore the language and cultures!

  • Culture is the backdrop of the entire series.
  • Each level has a compelling storyline. Students meet engaging characters, who travel to eight Spanish speaking countries in each student book.
  • With the characters, students learn about the local people, places, culture, food, animals, and of course, the language.



Correlation to Common Core

Literacy Resources

Descubre el español
Antologías (K–5)

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Collection of authentic leveled stories by renowned authors from the Spanish-speaking world includes fiction and nonfiction selections followed by reading comprehension, phonics, vocabulary, spelling, and writing activities. Additional resources provide phonics, vocabulary, and literacy support.

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Scope and Sequence

Entre letras (1–5)

Balanced Literacy Resources

Supplemental reading program supports balanced literacy. It engages students with short readings from all over the world, presents a range of text types, provides reading strategies that support reading comprehension, and includes writing workshops.

Caramelo (K)

Integrated Early Literacy Resources

Complete grade K solution integrates early literacy with mathematics and other curriculum areas, such as the arts, and practices social-emotional skills. The organization and structure are practical and easily adapted to suit varying classroom settings.

Cuenta cuentos (PreK–K)

Early Literacy Resources

Three-level grade K–1 early literacy program provides the building blocks to develop reading and writing comprehension skills. Comprehensive teacher’s guide provides practical point-of-use teaching tips and strategies.

A+ Spanish Literacy Kits (K–5)

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K–5 Spanish Literacy Kits offer a balanced library of high-quality Spanish language titles—informational and literary—with standards-based lesson plans.

  • Authentic works in various genres (folktales, narrative, poetry, biographies, and drama) and levels of text complexity
  • Science and Social Studies texts
  • Array of classic and contemporary literature

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A+ Spanish Poetry Kits (K–5)

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K–5 Spanish Poetry Kits include rhyming stories, riddles and tongue-twisters, narrative, verse fable, prose poetry, epic, and satirical poetry, among other subgenres—with activities that address the national language standards, including those for poetry.

  • Authentic literature from around the Spanish-speaking world
  • Dozens of poetry books, spanning many subgenres
  • Award-winning authors and illustrators

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A+ Spanish Science Literacy Kits (K–5)

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K–5 Spanish Science Literacy Kits include an array of nonfiction and fiction titles aligned to national language arts and science standards—each with teacher notes and activities designed to help students develop science literacy!

  • Titles align to themes of Next Generation Science Standards in the four major domains: physical sciences, life sciences, earth and space sciences, engineering, technology and applications of science.
  • Teacher notes support instruction with Tier II vocabulary, pre-, during-, and after-reading activities, science connections project, writing activity, and more.
  • Activities help students develop science literacy with vocabulary and comprehension activities.

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Reading and Language Arts Program

Espiral del saber (1–5)

Comprehensive Spanish Language Arts Program

K–5 Spanish language arts program provides a balanced literacy approach that allows for multiple opportunities for learning, practice, and reinforcement through reading and writing workshops, as well as grammar and interdisciplinary connections.

Español Yabisí (K–6)

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Spanish Language Arts program teaches language arts through a balanced literacy approach, strengthening critical-thinking skills through high-interest readings and activities.

  • Immediate online application through interactive activities
  • Fosters a love for reading through fiction and nonfiction selections from the Hispanic world
  • Presents current language and grammatical rules according to the Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy)

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Correlation to Common Core

Phonics, Spelling, and Grammar Resources

La cartilla Phonics Kit (K–1)

This comprehensive phonics program supports Spanish literacy development with phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary development lessons and activities.

  • Initial sounds and letter formation
  • Letter recognition and auditory discrimination
  • Vowel and consonant review
  • Blending

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Entre palabras (1–5)

Make spelling and grammar practice fun for students. This series of activity books for grades K–5 builds spelling and grammar skills through a variety of high-interest activities—crossword puzzles, word-picture matching, word search puzzles, and many more!

  • Provides plenty of spelling and grammar practice and review
  • Helps develop writing skills
  • Connections to content-areas
  • Presents current language and grammatical rules according to the Real Academia