Building on its best-selling approach, this edition of Words Their Way continues the phenomenon 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, 5/e provides a complete word study package.
Hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study
that illustrates how to integrate and teach children phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills.
Balanced coverage of five developmental stages: the Emergent Stage, the Letter Name-Alphabetic Stage, the Within Word Pattern Stage, the Syllables and Affixes Stage and the Derivational Relations Stage.
A collection of proven assessments, word lists, pictures and games, and classroom activities provide ways for students to examine, manipulate, and categorize words and experience vocabulary growth and spelling development in a way that is fun and engaging.
Step-by-step guidelines for knowing your students, organizing for instruction, and implementing word study, so educators can make the most of their classroom time.
Classroom-ready appendices that contain all the assessment instruments described in Chapter 2 as well as word sorts, sound boards, and game templates to get instruction underway. (Note: Includes reproducibles and perforated pages.)
Reality-focused features such as:
- Characteristics of Spellers – pinpoints the characteristics of spellers in each developmental stage.
- Word Study with English Learners sections – emphasise how to adapt instruction for diverse populations.
- Word Study Routines and Management sections – emphasise how to best manage your class time and organise for instruction.