Words Their Way with Struggling Readers: Word Study for Reading, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, Grades 4 - 12

Words Their Way with Struggling Readers: Word Study for Reading, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, Grades 4 - 12

by Kevin Flanigan, Latisha Hayes, Shane Templeton, Donald R. Bear
     
 

ISBN-10: 0135135214

ISBN-13: 9780135135211

Pub. Date: 05/31/2010

Publisher: Pearson

Intended for the classroom teacher, this newest addition to the Words Their Way® series provides specific guidance, strategies, and tools for helping struggling students, grades 4 and up, catch up with their peers in literacy. The thrust is intervention — specifically, utilizing word study with its hands-on, assessable approach to aid students

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Intended for the classroom teacher, this newest addition to the Words Their Way® series provides specific guidance, strategies, and tools for helping struggling students, grades 4 and up, catch up with their peers in literacy. The thrust is intervention — specifically, utilizing word study with its hands-on, assessable approach to aid students struggling with the vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension load of middle and secondary classrooms. This book will help you determine student needs, provide you with the strategies to guide each student toward success in content area comprehension, and even outline ideas for fitting these strategies into your crowded schedule.

Check out what educators are saying about Words Their Way ® with Struggling Adolescent Readers!

"Your chapters deal with the realities of a teacher’s day and demonstrate ways that teachers can incorporate skills and strategies across the content areas. I really learned a great deal from this copy. You have so many excellent ideas that will help teachers."

Karen Polk, Northport Schools, New York

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135135211
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
05/31/2010
Series:
Words Their Way Series
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
220,326
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I Introduction to Word Study with Struggling Readers, Grades 4-12

Chapter 1 Word Study with Older Struggling Readers 1

The Statistics on Older Struggling Readers 2

The Importance of Word Knowledge for Struggling Readers 3

The Difficulties Facing Older Struggling Readers 6

Word Study Instruction with Older Struggling Readers 12

How Word Study Differs from Traditional Approaches to Spelling, Reading, and Vocabulary Instruction 14

The Basis of Word Study 18

Three Layers of English Orthography 18

Word Study is Developmental---Even for Struggling Readers 20

Chapter 2 Core Word Study Principles and Practices for Spelling, Reading, and Vocabulary Instruction 27

Five Core Principles of Word Study for Spelling, Reading, and Vocabulary Instruction 28

Core Word Study Practices That Build Spelling and Reading Knowledge 39

Core Word Study Practices That Build Vocabulary Knowledge 51

Core Vocabulary Activities 54

PART II Word Study Assessment and Instruction for Spelling and Reading

Chapter 3 Assessment: Spelling and Reading 59

"Why Are They Spelling Pounce as Panse?" 59

Why Developmental Assessment? 59

Strategically Observe Spelling 60

Qualitative Spelling Inventories 62

Strategically Observe Reading 81

Progress Monitoring 85

Organizing Your Classroom 88

Chapter 4 The Within Word Pattern Stage 93

Reading, Writing, and Spelling Characteristics 95

The Within Word Pattern Stage: Sequence of Development 100

The Within Word Pattern Stage: Development and Instruction 100

Word Study Activities for Struggling Readers at the Within Word Pattern Stage 112

Chapter 5 The Syllables and Affixes Stage 125

Reading, Writing, and Spelling Characteristics 126

The Syllables and Affixes Stage: Sequence of Development 131

The Syllables and Affixes Stage: Development and Instruction 131

Word Study Activities for Struggling Readers at the Intermediate/Syllables and Affixes Stage 145

PART III Word Study Assessment and Instruction for Vocabulary

Chapter 6 Generative Vocabulary Instruction: Teaching Struggling Readers to Crack the Meaning Code in English 161

A Comprehensive Approach to Teaching Vocabulary 162

The Power of Generative Vocabulary Instruction: Catching Up with the Classics 162

Generative Vocabulary: Sequence of Instruction for Core Affixes and Roots 168

Generative Vocabulary Instruction: Guidelines and Resources 175

Activities for Generative Vocabulary Instruction 178

Chapter 7 Word-Specific Vocabulary Instruction 201

Critical Questions for Vocabulary Instruction 202

Matching Students, Goals, Words, and Activities 202

The Nature of Words: Three Types of Vocabulary 203

The Three-Level Framework: All Words Are Not Created Equal 204

A Process for Choosing, Organizing, and Prioritizing Words 207

Activities for Word-Specific Vocabulary Instruction 210

Chapter 8 Vocabulary Assessment and Organization 235

Assessing Vocabulary: What Does it Mean to Know a Word? 236

Word-Specific Vocabulary Assessment and Learning 239

Generative Vocabulary Assessment and Learning 249

Include Students in Assessment-Based Planning and Goal Setting 252

Classroom Organization and Scheduling for Vocabulary Instruction 256

Appendixes

Appendix A Assessment Materials 264

Appendix B Goal-Setting/Monitoring Charts 277

Appendix C Reading Error Analysis 283

Appendix D Choosing Words 285

Appendix E Creating Your Own Word Sorts 307

Appendix F Word and Root Lists for Generative Activities and Word Sorts 317

Appendix G Vocabulary Templates 325

Appendix H Vocabulary Assessment Activities 329

References 345

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