Words Their Way: Emergent Sorts for Spanish-Speaking English Learners

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Overview

Words Their Way® Emergent Sorts for Spanish Speaking English Learners is a new text providing strategic assistance for teachers working with native Spanish speakers. Based on the same solid research and using the same scope and sequence laid out in Words Their Way ® with English Learners, this companion volume begins with a series of picture concept sorts that teach students how to sort, providing guidance to help teachers make sorting meaningful. The text develops a routine for introducing the English vocabulary, helping students learn the vocabulary before they sort.

The words for study are selected based on their phonetic properties as well as their usefulness in reading, speaking and understanding grade level content. The text addresses the needs of the emergent speller, whether young or not so young. The text is careful to include sorts more appropriate for older learners.

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This text is an addition to a well-known and highly successful series. The research base is well documented and the teaching strategies are classroom proven. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Patricia Kelly, Virginia Tech

I was very excited when I saw the title of the book, and even more interested as I looked through it. I think this is a valuable addition.

Marsha Riddle Buly

Western Washington University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132421430
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/19/2008
  • Series: Words Their Way Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 608,513
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Lori Helman

Lori Helman is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota , Twin Cities. Her research focuses on the reading and spelling development of students learning English as a new language. Helman was a bilingual teacher, a district literacy coordinator, and a new teacher leader in her region before coming to higher education. She teaches classes in reading development for diverse students, effective instruction for students with reading difficulties, and leadership skills for reading specialists.

Donald R. Bear

Donald 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.

Marcia Invernizzi

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

Shane Templetonis 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

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.

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Table of Contents

Wo>® Emergent Sorts for Spanish Speaking English Learners Contents Preface

Overview

Unit 1 ASSESSMENTS FOR THE EMERGENT STAGE Unit 2

INTEGRATING WORD STUDY INTO YOUR LANGUAGE ARTS BLOCK: A SAMPLE WEEK

Unit 3 Learning to Sort

Unit 4

Developing Basic Vocabulary

Unit 5

Expanding Vocabularies

Unit 6

Connecting to Classroom Studies

Unit 7

Phonological Awareness Picture Sorts

Unit 8

Activities For Alphabet Knowledge

Unit 9 Activities for Concept of Word in Print

Unit 10

Teaching Beginning Consonant Sounds

Appendix

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