Words Their Way Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 4/16/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This companion to "Word Study for Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction" contains reproducible sorts that specifically address the needs of the syllables and affixes speller. The sorts include step-by-step directions for guiding pupils through the lessons, as well as follow-up activities.

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 Templetonis 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 1p. 9
Plurals and Other Inflected Endingsp. 5
Sorts 10p. 11
Compound Wordsp. 29
Sorts 12p. 16
Syllable Juncturep. 35
Sorts 17p. 28
Vowel Patterns in Accented Syllablesp. 47
Sorts 29p. 35
Unaccented Syllablesp. 69
Sorts 36p. 45
Exploring Consonantsp. 83
Sorts 46p. 52
Affixesp. 97
Sorts 53p. 56
Miscellaneous Sortsp. 111
Appendixp. 119
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