Words Their Way Word Sorts for Letter Name - Alphabetic Spellers

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/8/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This companion volume to "Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction" provides a complete curriculum of reproducible sorts and detailed directions for the teacher working with students in the letter name-alphabetic stage of spelling.

Author Biography

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Donald Bear 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.
  • Shane Templeton is 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. 


Table of Contents

Overviewp. 1
Sorts for Early Letter name Alphabetic Spellers
Sorts 1p. 5
Review Sorts for Initial Consonantsp. 3
Notes for the Teacher
Spell Check 1: Initial Consonants
Sorts 6p. 12
Same-Vowel Word Families with Pictures
Notes for the Teacher
Spell Check 2: Same-Vowel Word Familiesp. 27
Sorts 13p. 26
Digraphs and Blends Picture Sortsp. 29
Notes for the Teacherp. 29
Spell Check 3: Digraphs 35 and XX
Spell Check 4: Blends X and X Spell Check 4
Sorts for Middle Letter Name Alphabetic Spellers
Sorts 27p. 33
Mixed-Vowel Word Familiesp. 51
Notes for the Teacherp. 51
Spell Check 4: Mixed-Vowel Word Families 55 and 63
Sorts 34p. 37
Picture Sorts for Short Vowelsp. 65
Notes for the Teacherp. 73
Sorts for Late Letter Name Alphabetic Spellers
Sorts 38p. 47
Short Vowels in CVC Wordsp. 73
Notes for the Teacherp. 73
Spell Check 5: Short Vowels 80 and 92
Sorts 48p. 49
Introduction to R-Influenced Short Vowelsp. 93
Notes for the Teacherp. 93
Spell Check 6: R-influenced short vowels XX
Sortp. 50
Contractionsp. 97
Notes for the Teacherp. 97
Appendixp. 99
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