Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction / Edition 5

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Overview

The developmentally driven Words Their Way ® instructional approach is a phenomenon in word study, providing a practical way to study words with students. The keys to this successful, research-based approach are to know your students’ literacy progress, organize for instruction, and implement word study. The Fifth Edition features an innovative redesign and introduces technology integration aligning text to all new classroom video, an interactive classroom assessment application, prepared and create-your-own word sorts, games, and more specific to each chapter. 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.

We invite you to see what’s new in Words Their Way ®

  • Ground-breaking online PDToolkit for Words Their Way ® gives educators access to:
      • all new how-to classroom videos
      • interactive classroom assessment tool featuring new user-friendly navigation
      • prepared and create-your-own word sorts
      • games, templates, and more!
    • Complimentary 12-month access packaged with each new Fifth Edition
    • To learn more, please visit: http://pdtoolkit.pearson.com
  • Innovative redesign of the book introduces technology integration aligning text to online videos, sorts, and assessments specific to each chapter.
  • Unprecedented inclusion of progress monitoring throughout the book.
  • Brand-new continuum of support model offers tips for better planning and carrying out word study lessons in the classroom.
  • Expanded discussion on oral vocabulary, secondary instruction, writing, and early/middle/late phases in the derivational relations stage.
  • Updated collection of classroom activities helps build the skills students need to move on to the next developmental stage.
  • New “Resources for Implementing Word Study in Your Classroom” provides information about resources teachers can use in their instruction.
  • Enhanced coverage of English learners provides tips and strategies for modifying instruction.
  • Classroom-ready appendices contain all the assessment instruments described in Chapter 2 as well as word sorts, sound boards, and game templates to get instruction underway. (Note: Includes reproducibles and perforated pages.)
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What People Are Saying


"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, California State University Fresno

"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, California State University Fresno

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137035106
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Series: Words Their Way Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 195
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald R. Bear is director of the E. L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy where he and preservice, Master’s and doctoral students teach and assess children who struggle to learn to read and write. Donald is a professor in the Department of Educational Specialties in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. Donald has been a classroom teacher and he researches and writes about literacy development and instruction. He is an author of numerous articles, book chapters, and books, including Words Their Way® , Words Their Way ®with English Learners, and Vocabulary Their Way.

Shane Templeton is Foundation Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is Program Coordinator for Literacy Studies. A former elementary and secondary teacher, his research focuses on the development of orthographic knowledge. He has written several books on the teaching and learning of reading and language arts and is a member of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary. He is author of the "Spelling Logics" column in Voices from the Middle, the middle school journal of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Marcia Invernizzi is a professor of reading education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Marcia is also the director of the McGuffey Reading Center, where she teaches the clinical practica in reading diagnosis and remedial reading. Formerly an English and reading teacher, she works with Book Buddies, Virginia's Early Intervention Reading Initiative (EIRI), and Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS).

Francine Johnston is a former first grade teacher and reading specialist who learned about word study during her graduate work at the University of Virginia. She is now an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches courses in reading, language arts, and children's literature. Francine frequently works with regional school systems as a consultant and researcher. Her research interests include current spelling practices and materials as well as the relationship between spelling and reading achievement.

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Table of Contents

1. Developmental Word Knowledge

2. Getting Started: The Assessment of Orthographic Development

3. Organizing for Word Study: Principles and Practices

4. Word Study for Learners in the Emergent Stage

5. Word Study for Beginners in the Letter Name–Alphabetic Stage

6. Word Study for Transitional Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage

7. Word Study for Intermediate Readers and Writers: The Syllables and Affixes Stage

8. Word Study for Advanced Readers and Writers: The Derivational Relations Stage

APPENDIX A: ASSESSMENT MATERIALS

APPENDIX B: SOUNDBOARDS

APPENDIX C: PICTURES FOR SORTS AND GAMES

APPENDIX D: SAMPLE WORD SORTS BY SPELLING STAGE

APPENDIX E: WORD LISTS

APPENDIX F: GAMES AND TEMPLATES FOR SORTS

APPENDIX G: RESOURCES

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Preface

Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, Third Edition, provides a practical way to study words with students. Based on research on developmental spelling and word knowledge, the framework of this text is keyed to five stages and instructional levels. Ordered in this way, Words Their Way complements the use of any existing phonics, spelling, and vocabulary curricula.

The third edition of our text broadens and strengthens an already acute vision of today's classrooms. We provide more support for upper elementary, middle, and secondary students and their teachers, and add a new focus on English Language Learners. Issues of classroom management are also examined in every chapter, beginning with a deep focus in Chapter 3.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New! ELL Teaching Notes throughout chapters help you to adapt your word study lessons to better suit English Language Learners.
  • New! CD-ROM integration. Notes throughout each chapter point to ways to integrate the materials found on the free CD-ROM with chapter content.
  • New! Companion Website margin notes integrate this great online supplement with the text, leading you to additional related content to be found on our Companion Website, available at
  • An "Adaptable for Other Stages" symbol indicates activities that can be adapted to other developmental levels.

TEXT ORGANIZATION

We have organized this text so that it can be easily used in 4 number of ways. To explore the nature of word study and the type of classroom organization and environment that enhances implementation of word study, wesuggest you begin reading this text at the beginning—with Chapter 1. If you want to jump right in and explore word study activities with your students, we recommend that you skim Chapters 3 through 8, look for activities related to the developmental levels of your students, and examine a few closely. Then try one or two out with a small group'of students. Remember that additional materials are available on the free CD-ROM enclosed in the text.

Chapter 1: The first chapter presents an overview of how words are learned, a discussion of reading, spelling, and writing development, and a rationale for word study phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruction in the classroom.

Chapter 2: The second chapter presents the assessment process in a step-by-step manner to administer, score, and analyze students' spelling. There are now nine inventories, including a Spanish spelling inventory, and based on our recent research we made refinements in the word lists and scoring guides to make instructional planning easier. Guidelines for interpreting spelling errors by English language learners are presented.

Chapter 3: In this chapter we clearly present ways to organize word study in a classroom setting. The planning activities integrate word study into reading and language arts programs.

Chapters 4 through 8 focus on particular stages of literacy development. We hope you will be pleased to see a more explicit scope and sequence of word study instruction for each developmental stage. Sections of developmentally appropriate activities, tabbed in color for easy location, accompany each of these chapters. Often presented in a game-like format, these activities are actually minilessons that draw upon what students are learning concurrently in developmental reading and writing.

We have included activities that are especially interesting to students and can be easily integrated into the many contexts in which reading and writing activities occur. In each activity, students examine words and their sound and spelling patterns, and they reflect on how words are organized, how they are spelled, and what they mean.

Chapter 4: This chapter is dedicated to Word Study for Learners in the Emergent Stage. The accompanying activities address phonological awareness and vocabulary development as well as alphabet knowledge and concepts about print and the orthography.

Chapter 5: Chapter 5 examines Word Study for Beginners in the Letter Name-Alphabetic Stage. Here we present a systematic scope and sequence for phonics instruction appropriate for beginning readers, including explicit directions for teacher-directed word sorts and suggestions for more open-ended explorations.

Chapter 6: In this chapter we focus on Word Study for Transitional Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage. The sequence of word study for this stage focuses on vowel patterns, and the accompanying activities support the development of automatic word recognition and fluency.

Chapter 7: This third edition includes an even stronger focus on intermediate and advanced readers and writers. In this chapter we look at Word Study for Intermediate Readers and Writers: The Syllables and Affixes Stage. We outline a systematic curriculum for vocabulary and spelling instruction of multisyllabic words. The activities begin with consonant doubling and end with the study of the basic prefixes and suffixes.

Chapter 8: Chapter 8 is strengthened to include even more on Word Study for Advanced Readers and Writers: The Derivational Relations Stage. Throughout this chapter, the spelling-meaning connection is the fundamental principle we use to teach students Greek and Latin bases and roots. The scope and sequence is clearly described, and the activities will advance students' vocabularies.

Appendix: In the Appendix you will find all of the reproducible materials in one place. It begins with the assessment materials that were discussed in Chapter 2. We have added more games, assessments, word lists, and sorts to this edition, all of which are available, along with game templates,-in the Appendix. These pages are perforated for your convenience.

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Introduction

Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, Third Edition, provides a practical way to study words with students. Based on research on developmental spelling and word knowledge, the framework of this text is keyed to five stages and instructional levels. Ordered in this way, Words Their Way complements the use of any existing phonics, spelling, and vocabulary curricula.

The third edition of our text broadens and strengthens an already acute vision of today's classrooms. We provide more support for upper elementary, middle, and secondary students and their teachers, and add a new focus on English Language Learners. Issues of classroom management are also examined in every chapter, beginning with a deep focus in Chapter 3.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New! ELL Teaching Notes throughout chapters help you to adapt your word study lessons to better suit English Language Learners.
  • New! CD-ROM integration. Notes throughout each chapter point to ways to integrate the materials found on the free CD-ROM with chapter content.
  • New! Companion Website margin notes integrate this great online supplement with the text, leading you to additional related content to be found on our Companion Website
  • An "Adaptable for Other Stages" symbol indicates activities that can be adapted to other developmental levels.

TEXT ORGANIZATION

We have organized this text so that it can be easily used in 4 number of ways. To explore the nature of word study and the type of classroom organization and environment that enhances implementation of word study, we suggest youbegin reading this text at the beginning—with Chapter 1. If you want to jump right in and explore word study activities with your students, we recommend that you skim Chapters 3 through 8, look for activities related to the developmental levels of your students, and examine a few closely. Then try one or two out with a small group'of students. Remember that additional materials are available on the free CD-ROM enclosed in the text.

Chapter 1: The first chapter presents an overview of how words are learned, a discussion of reading, spelling, and writing development, and a rationale for word study phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruction in the classroom.

Chapter 2: The second chapter presents the assessment process in a step-by-step manner to administer, score, and analyze students' spelling. There are now nine inventories, including a Spanish spelling inventory, and based on our recent research we made refinements in the word lists and scoring guides to make instructional planning easier. Guidelines for interpreting spelling errors by English language learners are presented.

Chapter 3: In this chapter we clearly present ways to organize word study in a classroom setting. The planning activities integrate word study into reading and language arts programs.

Chapters 4 through 8 focus on particular stages of literacy development. We hope you will be pleased to see a more explicit scope and sequence of word study instruction for each developmental stage. Sections of developmentally appropriate activities, tabbed in color for easy location, accompany each of these chapters. Often presented in a game-like format, these activities are actually minilessons that draw upon what students are learning concurrently in developmental reading and writing.

We have included activities that are especially interesting to students and can be easily integrated into the many contexts in which reading and writing activities occur. In each activity, students examine words and their sound and spelling patterns, and they reflect on how words are organized, how they are spelled, and what they mean.

Chapter 4: This chapter is dedicated to Word Study for Learners in the Emergent Stage. The accompanying activities address phonological awareness and vocabulary development as well as alphabet knowledge and concepts about print and the orthography.

Chapter 5: Chapter 5 examines Word Study for Beginners in the Letter Name-Alphabetic Stage. Here we present a systematic scope and sequence for phonics instruction appropriate for beginning readers, including explicit directions for teacher-directed word sorts and suggestions for more open-ended explorations.

Chapter 6: In this chapter we focus on Word Study for Transitional Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage. The sequence of word study for this stage focuses on vowel patterns, and the accompanying activities support the development of automatic word recognition and fluency.

Chapter 7: This third edition includes an even stronger focus on intermediate and advanced readers and writers. In this chapter we look at Word Study for Intermediate Readers and Writers: The Syllables and Affixes Stage. We outline a systematic curriculum for vocabulary and spelling instruction of multisyllabic words. The activities begin with consonant doubling and end with the study of the basic prefixes and suffixes.

Chapter 8: Chapter 8 is strengthened to include even more on Word Study for Advanced Readers and Writers: The Derivational Relations Stage. Throughout this chapter, the spelling-meaning connection is the fundamental principle we use to teach students Greek and Latin bases and roots. The scope and sequence is clearly described, and the activities will advance students' vocabularies.

Appendix: In the Appendix you will find all of the reproducible materials in one place. It begins with the assessment materials that were discussed in Chapter 2. We have added more games, assessments, word lists, and sorts to this edition, all of which are available, along with game templates,-in the Appendix. These pages are perforated for your convenience.

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    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.

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