Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction / Edition 4

Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction / Edition 4

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by Donald R. Bear, Marcia Invernizzi, Shane Templeton, Francine Johnston
     
 

ISBN-10: 013223968X

ISBN-13: 9780132239684

Pub. Date: 05/25/2007

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book would be very useful for both university reading courses and classroom teachers. I use Words Their Way both in my first grade classroom and with college students as a way to implement word study.

Kristi McNeal, CSU Fresno

Words Their Way’s developmentally-driven, hands-on instructional approach has been a phenomenon in word study,

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Overview

This book would be very useful for both university reading courses and classroom teachers. I use Words Their Way both in my first grade classroom and with college students as a way to implement word study.

Kristi McNeal, CSU Fresno

Words Their Way’s developmentally-driven, hands-on instructional approach has been a phenomenon in word study, providing a practical way to study words with students. The keys to this research-based approach are to know your students’ literacy progress, organize for instruction, and implement word study. This streamlined book and the DVD and CD-ROM that accompany it gives you all the tools you need to carry out word study instruction that will motivate and engage your students, and help them to succeed in literacy learning. Ordered in a developmental format, Words Their Way complements the use of any existing phonics, spelling, and vocabulary curricula.

Knowing Your Students

  • Streamlined Chapter 2 provides step by step guidelines for assessing students.
  • NEW! Words Their Way Word Study Resources CD: Assessment Planning and Additional Interactive Word Sorts contains computerized assessments to gauge students’ developmental levels.
  • Word Study with English Learner sections in each chapter help you organize and adapt instruction to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English.

Organizing for Instruction

  • NEW! Words Their Way DVD Tutorial: Planning for Word Study in K-8 Classrooms reinforces and illustrates classroom organization and management, as outlined in Chapter 3.
  • Word Study Routines and Management sections in every chapter give you practical guidance on managing and implementing word study in your classroom.
  • NEW! Tech Notes throughout chapters pinpoint opportunities for you to use the DVD and CD-ROM to prepare for instruction.

Implementing Word Study

  • Classroom-proven, research-driven activities end each developmental chapter, giving you the instructional practices to get your word study instruction up and running immediately.
  • NEW! Words Their Way Word Study Resources CD: Assessment Planning and Additional Interactive Word Sorts provides more than just assessments. You’ll also find hundreds of additional word and picture sorts, games and templates, and an interactive Create Your Own section.
  • The Appendix at the back of the book contains a comprehensive bank of word lists, word sorts, picture sorts, games and templates.

The theory behind and practice for word sorts allows even the novice teacher to understand how to use the assessments to organize instruction. The organization of the last five chapters creates a useful resource for teachers. Each begins with a research-based description and moves into sound instructional practices, giving the teacher a complete understanding of how to meet the needs of students.

Cathy Blanchfield, CSU Fresno

Meet the Authors

  • Donald Bear is Director of the E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy at the University of Nevada, Reno, assessing and teaching students who experience difficulties learning to read and write. A former preschool and elementary teacher, Donald currently researches literacy development with a special interest in students who speak languages other than English, and he partners with schools and districts to consider assessment and literacy instruction.
  • Marcia Invernizzi is Director of the McGuffey Reading Center at the University of Virginia exploring developmental universals in non-English orthographies. A former English and reading teacher, Marcia works with children experiencing difficulties learning to read and write in intervention programs such as Virginia’s Early Intervention Reading Initiative and Book Buddies.
  • Shane Templeton is Foundation Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. A former classroom teacher at the primary and secondary levels, he researches the development of orthographic and vocabulary knowledge
  • Francine Johnston is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches reading, language arts, and children’s literature. A former first-grade teacher and reading specialist.

Interested in extending your Words Their Way training? Learn more about the new Online Workshop at www.pearsoncourseconnect.com/wtw.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132239684
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/25/2007
Series:
Words Their Way Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Word Study?1
Ch. 1Word Study and the Development of Orthographic Knowledge3
Ch. 2Getting Started: The Assessment of Orthographic Development31
Ch. 3Organizing for Word Study: Principles and Practices59
Ch. 4Word Study for Learners in the Emergent Stage94
Ch. 5Word Study for Beginners in the Letter Name-Alphabetic Stage138
Ch. 6Word Study for Transitional Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage180
Ch. 7Word Study for Intermediate Readers and Writers: The Syllables and Affixes Stage218
Ch. 8Word Study for Advanced Readers and Writers: The Derivational Relations Stage249
Appendix295
Glossary421
References428
Index434

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Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Using the graduated spelling feature assessments makes determinining what instructional level to use for special ed easy! Once the level is determined, just follow the program for that student.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to purchase this for a college course, and while the information contained is daunting, I am finding it more and more useful as I move along toward my teaching license. The accompanying cd is a great bonus, too.
CSchubart More than 1 year ago
Book provides information useful for teaching literacy in the classroom, contains activities and lesson ideas, and materials.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book does a great job of helping teachers to analyze student spelling so that they can more easily provide more prescriptive instruction. Many hands-on activities are suggested to use with groups of children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buying this book was a complete rip off, I would give the online version 0 stars if I could. I can not open this book on any of my devices and there was no warning that you could not open the book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I threw out the spelling book in my classroom, and I use this instead. This book is amazing! I have used the previous edition and have tons of pages marked to use in the classroom. The word sorts and picture sorts are practical and an excellent way to get kids involved and active in spelling.