Designed as a text or supplement for reading methods course. With more than 15 years of extensive observations and experiences in real classrooms, the authors bring keen insight to this activity-based text. They advocate basing student learning on the appropriate developmental level. This philosophy is supported with more than 250 ready-to-use word study, spelling, vocabulary, and phonics activities presented in developmental sequence, from the Emergent through the Derivational Relation stage.
Table of Contents
1. Why Word Study? 2. Words and the Development of Orthographic Knowledge. 3. Getting Started: The Assessment of Orthographic Development. 4. Organizing for Word Study: Principles and Practices. 5. Word Study for Learners in the Emergent Stage. 6. Word Study for Beginners in the Letter Name-Alphabetic Stage. 7. Word Study for Transitional Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage. 8. Word Study for Intermediate Readers and Writers: The Syllables and Affixes Stage. 9. Word Study for Advanced Readers and Writers: The Derivational Relations Stage. Appendix. Glossary. References. Index.