How does reading a young kid’s book benefit a high school class? Reading a full book in Spanish is a new thing for Spanish 3 and 4 classes. Westering has the students read out loud and listen to each other in class. Westering says, “We have been working on using context-clues to gather meaning from sections of the text and finding words/phrases we understand to find the main ideas of the chapters.” By doing this, it can help “expand our vocabulary” Matracea Wagner said. Wagner also said, “It’s very difficult because I don’t know half the words.” Along with the rest of the class Wagner’s learning by reading the book in class and using the information she has already learned in Spanish. By reading an actual book, in Spanish, it introduces the students to other forms of words and phrases. It’s a good learning experience for them.