Word Journeys, First Edition: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction / Edition 1

Word Journeys, First Edition: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction / Edition 1

by Kathy Ganske
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572305592

ISBN-13: 9781572305595

Pub. Date: 04/25/2000

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This book presents a highly practical approach to assessing children's spelling and word knowledge abilities and offering effective, appropriate instruction. Included is the Developmental Spelling Analysis (DSA), a dictated word inventory that enables teachers to quickly and easily evaluate students' stages of spelling development and their knowledge of important

Overview

This book presents a highly practical approach to assessing children's spelling and word knowledge abilities and offering effective, appropriate instruction. Included is the Developmental Spelling Analysis (DSA), a dictated word inventory that enables teachers to quickly and easily evaluate students' stages of spelling development and their knowledge of important orthographic features. Detailed guidelines are set forth for engaging students in hands-on word study that is tailored to their specific strengths and weaknesses. Validated and field-tested, the instructional techniques described here reflect the author's many years of classroom experience. Particularly useful features of the book include narrative "snapshots" of children at different stages of spelling development; numerous examples of student work; suggested word sort activities for each orthographic feature; lists of recommended books and poems; and a focus on fostering a love of words through word play and language appreciation. Provided in the appendices are reproducible forms for administering the DSA, plus a list of over 12,000 words arranged by sound, pattern, and meaning-related features.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572305595
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/25/2000
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
6 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

I. Understanding Children's Word Knowledge
1. A Developmental Perspective
2. Assessing Word Knowledge: The Developmental Spelling Analysis

II. Fostering Children's Word Knowledge
3. Planning Appropriate Instruction
4. Letter Name Word Study
5. Within Word Pattern Word Study
6. Syllable Juncture Word Study
7. Derivational Constancy Word Study
8. Questions and Answers
Appendix 1: Supplemental Word Lists
Appendix 2: Reproducible Forms
Resources
Glossary

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