Words Their Way ® is a hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study that illustrates how to integrate and teach children phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills.
Building on its best-selling approach, this edition of Words Their Way continues the phenomenon that has helped thousands of children improve their literacy skills. The keys to this successful, research-based approach are to know your students’ literacy progress, organize for instruction, and implement word study. This Sixth Edition lists the Common Core State Standards for each activity and features enhanced discussions, activities, and content.
To offer teachers even more tools that will enhance their word study instruction, all new classroom videos and interactive PDFs are available on the PDToolkit site. With its newly designed marginal icons that link readers to resources on the accompanying web site, Words Their Way, provides a complete word study package that will motivate and engage your students, and help them to succeed in
Chapter 1 Developmental Word Knowledge
Chapter 2 Getting Started: The Assessment of Orthographic Development
Chapter 3 Organizing for Word Study: Principles and Practices
Chapter 4 Word Study for Learners in the Emergent Stage
Chapter 5 Word Study for Beginners in the Letter Name–Alphabetic Stage
Chapter 6 Word Study for Transitional Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage
Chapter 7 Word Study for Intermediate Readers and Writers: The Syllables and Affixes Stage
Chapter 8 Word Study for Advanced Readers and Writers: The Derivational Relations Stage
APPENDIX A Assessment Materials
APPENDIX B Sound Boards
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 Other Resources
Word study can be a powerful instructional method for teachers and their English learning students. With this book you can evaluate students’ language needs. Empower your students to grasp this new language at the word level, building skills to understand how English differs from their primary language, and providing them with the skills to predict word meaning through spelling. Words Their Way with English Learners, 2/e will help you build vocabulary, spelling, and word recognition skills in your English learners, giving them the foundation to master their new language.
One reality of today’s classrooms is the limited help available to teachers trying to support English learners’ literacy skills. The educators and researchers who developed Words Their Way understand this challenge. Their original text, a phenomenon in word study, provides the proven framework and application to allow students to develop literacy skills. And now they apply this approach to teaching English learners.
Based on the same solid research, Words Their Way with English Learners, 2/e helps you determine what your students bring with them from their home languages, where their instruction in English orthography should begin, and how best to move these students through their development. The Second Edition includes the PD Toolkit for Words Their Way which provides word study teaching scenarios to allow teachers to see how to engage in word study with English Learners.
Intended for the classroom teacher, this handy book 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 text 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. You’ll have the tools you need to help your students acquire the literacy skills they need to meet the ever-increasing demands of school life.
We believe that the hands-on word sorting approach to word study is invaluable to you and your students. These stage-specific companion volumes to Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction provide a complete curriculum of reproducible sorts and detailed directions for the teacher working with students in each stage of spelling development, from emergent through derivational relations. All new editions boast: