Word Sorts and More: Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K-3

Word Sorts and More: Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K-3

by Kathy Ganske



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593853099
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 05/19/2006
Series: Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kathy Ganske, PhD, is Professor of the Practice of Literacy and Director of Graduate Elementary Education at Vanderbilt University. She has been involved in using, refining, and teaching about word study practices for over 25 years. Her work is grounded in extensive teaching experience in elementary classrooms. Dr. Ganske's current research interests include discussion during small-group word study instruction and literacy teacher preparation. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including Word Journeys, Word Sorts and More and Mindful of Words, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Setting the Stage
Part 2. Word Study for Emergent Learners
Part 3. Word Study for Letter Name Spellers
Part 4. Word Study for Within Word Pattern Spellers
Appendix A. Emergent Literacy Assessments
Appendix B. Oh No! Card Game
Appendix C. Make-It, Break-It Letter Tiles
Appendix D. Working with Spanish-Speaking English-Language Learners
Appendix E. Templates and Other Materials
Children's Literature


Classroom teachers, staff developers, teacher educators, students in elementary education and literacy education.

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