Words Their Way Word Sorts for Derivational Relations Spellers

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2008-06-23
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Provided for advanced readers and writers, this companion volume provides teachers with prepared reproducible sorts and step-by-step directions to guide students through the sorting lessons. This companion volume focuses on spelling and vocabulary knowledge that grow primarily through processes of derivation. Designed for elementary educators'use as part of a reading curriculum where derivational relations is covered.

Author Biography

Donald Bear is Director of the E. L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy at the University of Nevada, Reno, assessing and teaching students who experience difficulties learning to read and write.

Table of Contents

Prefixes (in-,un-,dis-,mis-)
Prefixes (pre-,post-,fore-,after-)
Prefixes (re-, ex-, in-, de-)
Prefixes (sub-, com-, pro-, en-)
Assessment for Sorts 1 -4
Derivational Suffixes
Suffixes (-y and -ly)
comparative suffixes (-er, -est, -iest, -ier)
Noun Suffixes (-er, -or, -ist, -ian)
Siffixes (-ary, -ery, -ory)
Suffixes (-ty and -ity)
suffixes (-al, -ial, -ic)
Adjective Suffixes (-ful, -ous, -ious)
Ver b Suffixes (-en, -ize, -ify)
Assessment for Sorts 5 - 13
The Suffix -ion
Adding -ionto Base Words, No Spelling Change
Adding -ionand -ian, no spelling change
Adding -ion;e-drop and Spelling Change
Adding -ation, -cation, and -ition
Assessment for Sorts 14 - 17
Spelling-Meaning Patterns
Consonant Alternation
Vowel Alternation - Long to Short
Vowel Alternation - Long to Short/Schwa
Adding Suffixe -ity: Vowel Alternation, Schwa to Short
Vowel Alternation, Long, Short, and Schwa
Adding -ion: Vowel Alternation - Spelling Change
Multiple Vowel Alternations
Assessment for Sorts 18 - 24
Greek and Latin Elements I
Greek Number Prefixesmono-, uni-, bi-, tri-)
More Number Prefixes
Greek and Latin Elements: Size (micro-, mega-, super- hyper-)
Greek Roots (tle, phon, photo, graph)
More Greek Roots (geo, therm, scope, meter, logy)
Latin Roots (spect, port, form)
Latin Roots (dic, aud, vis)
Latin Roots (gress, rupt, tract, mot)
Latin Roots (fract, flect.flex, ject, mist./mit)
Latin Roots (man, scrib/script, cred, fac)
Assessment for Sorts 25 - 34
Greek and Latin Elements II
Latin Roots (duc/duct, sequ/sec, flu, ver/vert)
Latin Roots ( bene, mal) and Prefixes (ante-, post-)
Greek and Latin Elements: Amount (magni, min, poly, omni)
Greek and Latin Elements: Body (cap, corp, dent/donrsquo;t, ped/pod)
Greek and Latin Elements: (terr, astr/aster, hydra/hydro, bio)
Latin Roots (gen, mort, bio)
Latin Roots (ven/vent, junct, spir, sec/sect)
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