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Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary and Spelling Instruction Global Edition, 7th Edition

  • The core teaching resource for a hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study.
  • Illustrates how to integrate and teach phonics, vocabulary and spelling skills to all students.
  • Guided by an informed interpretation of spelling errors and other literacy behaviours, this resource offers a systematic, teacher-directed, student-centred plan for the study of words from Kindergarten to junior secondary schools.
  • A complete word study curriculum that will motivate and engage students while helping them to succeed in literacy learning.
  • Digital version in eBook format - coming soon.

Accompanying this text is the PDToolkit, an online resource that contains interactive videos, digital sorts and printable games.

 

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Words Their Way, Global Edition 7th Edition

Letter and Picture Sorts for Emergent Spellers, 3rd Edition

Letter and Picture Sorts for Emergent Spellers, 3rd Edition

Complete with 26 sorts, and dozens of other activities and assessments, this book provides all of the resources needed to teach phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, initial letter sounds, concepts about print, and concept of word in text.

The 3rd Edition includes enhanced step-by-step directions for each sort; additional assessments; expanded syllable, rhyme, and font sorts; and reorganised chapters to make word study more teacher- and student-friendly.

Digital version in eBook format now available.


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Word Sorts for Letter Name-Alphabetic Spellers, Global Edition, 3rd Edition


  • Covers the complete curriculum of word study for the letter name-alphabetic stage of spelling development
  • 11 new sorts including four new sorts to target challenging consonants
  • Digital version in eBook now available

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Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name-Alphabetic Spellers, Global Edition, 3rd Edition

Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Within Word Pattern Spellers, Global Edition, 3rd Edition

Word Sorts for Within Word Pattern Spellers, Global Edition, 3rd Edition


  • Covers the complete curriculum of word study for the ‘within pattern’ stage of spelling development
  • A goal-setting form to help teachers more accurately monitor students’ progress throughout each unit.
  • Digital version in eBook format now available.

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Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers, Global Edition, 3rd Edition


  • Covers the complete curriculum of word study for syllables and affixes stage of spelling development
  • Includes 58 reproducible sorts that are available for students to use in hands-on sorting activities
  • Present 24 words each week, selected according to their frequency of occurrence in reading materials
  • Digital version in eBook format now available.

Buy Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers, Global Edition, 3rd Edition

Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers, Global Edition, 3rd Edition

Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Derivational Relations Spellers, Global Edition, 3rd Edition

Words Sorts for Derivational Relations Spellers, 3rd Edition


  • A complete curriculum of reproducible sorts and word-sorting activities for advanced readers in the derivational relations stage of spelling.
  • Reproducible sorts - 65 in all, are organised by basic and advanced levels into 12 units. 
  • Step-by-step directions include generalisations for each lesson highlighting what students will learn, tips for sorting and discussion, critical thinking questions, and opportunities to extend and apply learning. 
  • Word sort lessons are now broken down into 7 sections: Generalisation, Explore Meaning, Sorting and Discussion, Extend, Apply, and Additional Words.
  • Clearly stated generalisations at the beginning of each lesson highlight what students will learn from each activity. 
  • Extend sections provide follow-up activities that go beyond sorting and involve students in word hunts, listening exercises, and more. 
  • Apply sections for each sort ask students to use the generalisation to develop strategies for spelling unfamiliar words. 
  • English learners notes at the beginning of each unit provide guidance to teachers, including information on cognates and other related words. 
  • Weekly and unit assessments allow teachers to monitor student progress.
  • Digital version in eBook format now available.

 

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Words Their Way Pack


We recommend the Words Their Way Pack for maximum impact. This classroom-ready package features all the resources needed to assist teachers to instruct in phonics, vocabulary and spelling.

 

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Words their Way Pack




Looking for support for your EAL/D students?

Words Their Way with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling, 2nd Edition

  • Utilises the successful developmental approach of word study and research on working with English Language Learners
  • Connects students’ home language with their new language, helping them improve their oral and written abilities much more quickly
  • Introduces the stages of spelling and reading development, the assessments to use, and the best ways to organise your classroom for word study.

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Words Their Way with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling


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