Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback w/ Access Card
  • Copyright: 6/14/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Words Their Wayis a hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study that illustrates how to integrate and teach children phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills. #xA0; Building on its best-selling approach, this edition of Words Their Waycontinues thephenomenon that has helped thousands of children improve their literacy skills. This Fifth Edition features updated activities, expanded coverage of English learners, and emphasis on progress monitoring. All new classroom videos, an enhanced assessment application tool available on a new Web Resources site, as well as enhanced word sorts, picture sorts and games offer teachers even more tools that will enhance their word study instruction. With its clean new design integrated media guide, and marginal notes that link readers to resources on the accompanying web site, Words Their Way, 5eprovides a complete word study package. #xA0; New! Expanded content such as: More on oral vocabulary Enhanced secondary coverage (Ch. 6 and 7) Additional discussion of writing (Ch. 8) Expanded discussion of early/middle/late phases within derivational readers #xA0; New! A dual-sided DVD that contains: All new how-to classroom videos including three to four new video clips per chapter An enhanced assessment application tool featuring new user-friendly navigation Additional word sorts, games and templates

Author Biography

Donald R. 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 Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is Program Coordinator for Literacy Studies. A former elementary and secondary teacher, his research focuses on the development of orthographic knowledge. He has written several books on the teaching and learning of reading and language arts and is a member of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary. He is author of the "Spelling Logics" column in Voices from the Middle, the middle school journal of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Marcia Invernizzi is a professor of reading education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Marcia is also the director of the McGuffey Reading Center, where she teaches the clinical practica in reading diagnosis and remedial reading. Formerly an English and reading teacher, she works with Book Buddies, Virginia's Early Intervention Reading Initiative (EIRI), and Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS).

Francine Johnston is a former first grade teacher and reading specialist who learned about word study during her graduate work at the University of Virginia. She is now an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches courses in reading, language arts, and children's literature. Francine frequently works with regional school systems as a consultant and researcher. Her research interests include current spelling practices and materials as well as the relationship between spelling and reading achievement.


Table of Contents

1.      Developmental Word Knowledge

2.      Getting Started: The Assessment of Orthographic Development

3.      Organizing for Word Study: Principles and Practices

4.      Word Study for Learners in the Emergent Stage

5.      Word Study for Beginners in the Letter Name–Alphabetic Stage

6.      Word Study for Transitional Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage

7.      Word Study for Intermediate Readers and Writers: The Syllables and Affixes Stage

8.      Word Study for Advanced Readers and Writers: The Derivational Relations Stage









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