Last year, I wrote a post introducing you to this program. Their website is currently under construction, and it looks like they are redesigning it. But if you take a look at my post, you'll find most of the information there. You can also find them on Facebook.
Lectura Para Niños
I am pretty excited about this program. Technically, Lectura Para Niños is not a reading program, but rather a set of Phonics Centers and homework books for students that are just beginning to learn the alphabet, as well as advanced readers. I like the fact that you can choose what exactly you want to buy, and are not obligated to buy an entire kit. But I would caution you to put together your supplements carefully. Don't hesitate to contact Leah for more information or for help. I am including an introduction to this program in a separate post, today, so please read more about it.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Senderos takes unprecedented steps to provide students and teachers with an equitable program which not only respects the beauty of the Spanish language but meets the needs of schools across the nation. Our parallel program provides “component - to - component” equality while embracing the unique challenges of Spanish reading and its language arts. It is with pride and excitement that we can offer Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Senderos and its English reading counterpart Journeys while leading the path to bilingualism."
Now here's the secret: You can find many of the textbooks, workbooks, and readers to these programs available at reasonable prices on Amazon.com. Take a look here for Senderos - and here for Villa Cuentos.
Take care when looking through their Guided Reading en español order page, as many of the products listed are for classrooms with 6 copies of each title. Here, I think, is their Level 1 set for a single student. Pay close attention to the price, as that will help you to recognize the individual sets depending on the level (and yes, they go all the way through 12th grade!)
To me, Scholastic has always seemed more in tune with the needs of the Latino community and have worked hard to provide us with literature in Spanish and English. If memory serves me correctly, they are the largest distributor of Spanish-language books in the U.S.
Con mucho cariño...