Words Their Way with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling / Edition 2

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Overview

ATTENTION EDUCATORS

The PDToolkit for Words Their Way® with English Learners is coming soon! Once you activate your access code, the subscription is valid for twelve months.

For information on the FREE 45-day Open Access, visit: http://pdtoolkit.pearson.com

See a walk through of the second edition here.


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Words Their Way ® with English Learners, 2/e is the most complete resource available for teachers to use as they facilitate research-based word study in classrooms with students from varying language backgrounds. Included in this new edition are chapter by chapter examples of students’ work, hands-on sample learning activities, illustrative graphics and tables to support the text, a variety of word study activities, a concise outline of a research-based model of literacy development, references to multilingual language-learning materials and websites, and more.

The book is modeled after the widely popular word study approach, Words Their Way ® , and is designed primarily to support teachers working with students from a wide range of home languages as they learn to read and write in English.

What's New to This Edition?

  • NEW! An extensive media component, PD Toolkit for Words Their Way ® with English Learners features:
    • Tools for teaching, including:
      • assessment application tool featuring user-friendly navigation
      • instructional strategies
      • create-your-own word sorts tool
      • hundreds of additional word sorts, games and templates
      • foreign language spelling assessments for Chinese, Korean, and Spanish speakers.
    • All new how-to classroom videos showing authentic implementation of the Words Their Way® approach with English Learners
    • Complimentary 12-month access to the PDToolkit is packaged with each new Second Edition
    • To learn more, please visit http://pdtoolkit.pearson.com
  • NEW! Instructional ideas based on the most recent research have been included to enhance the theoretical foundation and instructional activities in the book.
  • NEW! Extensive graphics show how to implement the sorts and other word study activities.
  • NEW! A new chapter addresses word study for students at the advanced level of word study, Derivational Relations.
  • NEW! A teacher-friendly introduction clearly presents the theory and assessment of word knowledge development in English.
  • NEW! Hmong translations of all the pictures for sorts and games have been added to the five languages already featured (Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese) helping teachers use the vocabulary as a resource for working with students, their families, and community members.
  • NEW! References to multilingual and language-learning materials and websites help teachers access resources that bid on the cultural and linguistic foundations of students from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • NEW! Figures, boxes, and graphic representations break up the text making the material easier to understand.
  • NEW! Numerous pictures and sample sorts clarify how to do the instructional activities through each of the developmental levels.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a user friendly [book] that is not bogged down in jargon or superfluous research."

"This book is user friendly and a teacher resource that is made to be used."

"This book is what teachers have been waiting for...it is a resource that you can access and use just by opening the book."

"This ELL gem belongs in every teacher's library."

- Daniel DeLaO, ESL Teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, New Mexico

"This is a sorely needed resource that should be in professional libraries in every classroom with English learners."

- Julie Coppola, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

"I highly recommend this book...it is practical, usable, and built on current research on English learners."

- Kristi McNeal, First Grade Teacher and Literacy Professor, California State University - Fresno, Fresno, California

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136119029
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Words Their Way Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 89,454
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lori Helman is associate professor in literacy education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota. Her research and writing have focused extensively on the reading and spelling development of students learning English as a new language, including other Words Their Way® instructional materials for English learners. She has also edited a text for teachers, Literacy Development with English Learners.

Donald R. Bear is director of the E. L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. As a former preschool, third, and fourth grade teacher, Donald extends his experience working with children who experience difficulties learning to read and write both in the center and in numerous outreach programs. His recent research includes the study of literacy development in different languages and the influence of first language and literacy knowledge in learning to read in another language. He and his colleagues work with many schools and districts to conduct literacy instruction workshops.

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 practice 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

Preface

Chapter 1: Word Study with English Learners and the Development of Orthographic Knowledge

UNDERSTANDING WORD STUDY WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS

Instruction in Multilingual and Multiliterate Contexts

Who Are English Learners in the United States?

Languages Spoken by English Learners in the United States

STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF ORTHOGRAPHY AND THE THREE LAYERS OF ENGLISH SPELLING

Understanding the Three Layers of English Spelling

Stages of Literacy Development in English

What Students Bring to Learning to Read in English

Build on Students’ Language and Literacy Experiences

UNDERSTANDING WORD STUDY IN THE CLASSROOM

Word Study Instruction

The Three Layers of Spelling and Stages of Development in Other Written Languages

Shallow and Deep Orthographies

INTEGRATION OF WORD STUDY INTO LITERACY INSTRUCTION

Chapter 2: Getting Started: The Assessment of Orthographic Development

Learning the Sounds of English

ASSESSING SPELLING DEVELOPMENTALLY

Qualitative Spelling Inventories

Choosing a Spelling Inventory

How to Administer Spelling Inventories to English Learners

Determine a Stage with Power Scores

Feature Guides to Analyze Spelling Development and Features to Study

Establish an Instructional Level: What Students “Use But Confuse”

Six Types of Spelling Errors Made by English Learners

Grouping and Choosing Features and Activities for Word Study

ASSESSMENT AT EACH SPELLING STAGE

Assessments with English Learners in the Emergent Stage

Assessments with English Learners in the Letter Name–Alphabetic Stage

Assessments with English Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage

Assessments with English Learners in the Syllables and Affixes Stage

Assessments with English Learners in the Derivational Relations Stage

THE ROLE OF DIALECT IN SPELLING ASSESSMENT

ASSESSMENT OF SPELLING IN STUDENTS’ PRIMARY LANGUAGES

Using Spelling Assessments and Sorts with Students Learning Foreign Languages

Inventories and Spelling Development in Spanish, Chinese, and Korean

ORAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND VOCABULARY LEARNING

Learning about Students’ Oral Language Development

Critical Questions about Students’ Languages and Learning

Levels of Proficiency and Formal Tests of Oral Language

Intermediate and Secondary Vocabulary Assessments

Talking with Families

Chapter 3: Organizing for Word Study in Multilingual Classrooms: Principles and Practices

THE ROLE OF WORD STUDY AND SORTING

TYPES OF SORTS

Sound Sorts

Pattern Sorts

Meaning/Concept Sorts

Variations of Sorts

Supporting Vocabulary Development during Sorting

Supporting Vocabulary Learning during Sorting

WORD STUDY INSTRUCTION IN MULTILINGUAL CLASSROOM SETTINGS

Strategies to Support English Learners

ORGANIZATION OF WORD STUDY INSTRUCTION

Preparing Your Word Sorts

The Big Picture: Scheduling Word Study

Word Study Lesson Plan Format

Structuring Interactions

Making Sorts Harder or Easier

Teaching Vocabulary

Integrating Word Study into the Language Arts Curriculum

Involving English-Learning Parents in Word Study

TEN PRINCIPLES OF WORD STUDY INSTRUCTION WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS

WORDS THEIR WAY ® WORD STUDY RESOURCES

Chapter 4: Word Study with English Learners in the Emergent Stage

FROM SPEECH TO PRINT WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EMERGENT STAGE OF READING AND SPELLING

COMPONENTS OF EARLY LITERACY LEARNING

Read To

Read With

Write With

Word Study

Talk With

ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE EMERGENT STAGE

Concept Books and Sorts

Games Using Concept Picture Sorts

Talk With and Read With Activities

Alphabet and Letter-Sound Knowledge

Chapter 5: Word Study with English Learners in the Letter Name—Alphabetic Stage

LITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE LETTER NAME—ALPHABETIC STAGE

Students May Know Different Sounds Than Those Found in English

Consider the Role of Correct Pronunciation

Students Use Their Primary Language Literacy

Students’ Primary Languages Support Their Literacy Development

Vocabulary Is a Partner in All Sorts

Pictures Are a Part of Many Sorts during This Stage

Sort with Known Words and Pictures

Letter Name—Alphabetic Spellers Are Beginning Readers

Understanding Is the Key to Successful Reading

Concept Sorts Encourage Discussions

CHARACTERISTICS OF ORTHOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE LETTER NAME—ALPHABETIC STAGE

The Letter Name Strategy, Reliance on Articulation, and the Alphabetic Principle

Consonants and the English Learner

Vowels and the English Learner

The Sequence of Word Study Instruction with English Learners

COMPONENTS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION AT THE LETTER NAME—ALPHABETIC STAGE

Talk With

Read To

Read With

Write With

Word Study

WORD STUDY LESSON PLAN FORMAT

ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE LETTER NAME—ALPHABETIC STAGE

Picture Concept Sorts

Multi-Use Word Study Activities

Working with Words and Sounds

Personal Reader Activities

Picture and Word Sorts and Related Games

Chapter 6: Word Study with English Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage

LITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE TRANSITIONAL/WITHIN WORD PATTERN STAGE

Be Pattern Puzzlers

Include Vocabulary Instruction

Wide Reading Supports Oral and Written Language Development

Sounds Play a Role at the Within Word Pattern Stage

CHARACTERISTICS OF ORTHOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE WITHIN WORD PATTERN STAGE

Sequence of Word Study for the Within Word Pattern Stage

Studying High-Frequency Words with English Learners

COMPONENTS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION AT THE TRANSITIONAL STAGE

Talk With

Read To

Read With

Write With

Word Study

ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE WITHIN WORD PATTERN STAGE

Teaching New Words

Word Study Activities at the Early Within Word Pattern Stage

Word Study Activities at the Middle Within Word Pattern Stage

Word Study Activities at the Late Within Word Pattern Stage

Chapter 7: Word Study with English Learners in the Syllables and Affixes Stage

LITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE SYLLABLES AND AFFIXES STAGE

CHARACTERISTICS OF ORTHOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE SYLLABLES AND AFFIXES STAGE

Syllable Juncture and Inflectional Endings

Explore Meaning

Instructional Implications

COMPONENTS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION AT THE SYLLABLES AND AFFIXES STAGE

Talk With

Read To

Read With

Write With

Word Study

Fostering a Climate for Word Learning

Walking through Words with Students

ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE SYLLABLES AND AFFIXES STAGE

Word Study Activities at the Early Syllables and Affixes Stage

Word Study Activities at the Middle Syllables and Affixes Stage

Word Study Activities at the Late Syllables and Affixes Stage

Chapter 8: Word Study with English Learners in the Derivational Relations Stage

LITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE DERIVATIONAL RELATIONS STAGE

CHARACTERISTICS OF ORTHOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE DERIVATIONAL RELATIONS STAGE

COMPONENTS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION AT THE DERIVATIONAL RELATIONS STAGE

Word Study

Word Study Conversations: “Walking through Words” with Students

ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE DERIVATIONAL RELATIONS STAGE

Appendix

ASSESSMENT MATERIALS FOR CHAPTER 2

SOUND BOARDS AND ALPHABETS

PICTURES FOR SORTS AND GAMES

SAMPLE PICTURE AND WORD SORTS

WORD LISTS OF PICTURES IN BOOK WITH TRANSLATIONS

TEMPLATES FOR SORTS AND GAMES

GAME BOARDS

MEDIA GUIDE

References

Index

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