Improve your students' spelling development

Help your students grow their vocabulary and develop their spelling skills in a way that caters for their differentiated learning needs.



Words Their Way is a teacher-directed, student-centred approach to vocabulary growth and spelling development where students from Kindergarten to junior secondary engage in a variety of sound, pattern and meaning activities, sorting pictures and words.


Words Their Way enables teachers to assess, clearly identify and document each student's spelling stage, group students with common needs and tailor activities to improve students’ spelling knowledge.


What's new?


We’re excited to announce the release of a new Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary and Spelling Instruction, Global Edition 7th Edition that complements the five Word Sort volumes. It features a new chapter on organising word study in the classroom, as well as new activities, progress monitoring materials and sample lesson plans. All resources now align more closely to the Australian classrooms.


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Tailored to each student’s spelling knowledge


Words Their Way caters for differentiated learning in the classroom, rather than a one-size-fits-all solution.

Students can construct their own knowledge of spelling through engaging sound, pattern and meaning activities so they can gain a better understanding of the principles of spelling.

Fun and engaging for all students


Words Their Way makes spelling and vocabulary learning fun for all students by integrating games and activities into the word study program.

Teacher support


Detailed notes support teachers with planning, enabling them to fill gaps in students’ spelling knowledge and tailor activities to each of their students’ needs.

Words Their Way also has spelling inventories that enable teachers to assess and group students with common needs. Teachers can reassess students after explicit teaching and learning to see where progress has been made.