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Words Their Way: Alphabetic Spellers: Word Sorts for Letter Name

Words Their Way: Alphabetic Spellers: Word Sorts for Letter Name

Paperback Words Their Way

By (author) Francine R. Johnston, By (author) Donald R. Bear, By (author) Marcia R. Invernizzi, By (author) Shane Templeton

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  • Publisher: ALLYN & BACON
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 269mm x 10mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 8 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Old Tappan
  • ISBN 10: 0135145805
  • ISBN 13: 9780135145807
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 2,660

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We believe that the hands-on word sorting approach to word study is invaluable to you and your students. Broaden your word study understanding and instruction with this expanded word sorting tool for week by week implementation with Letter Name-Alphabetic spellers (Grades K - 3). This stage-specific companion volume to Words Their Way(r): Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction provides a complete curriculum of reproducible sorts and detailed directions for the teacher working with students in the letter name-alphabetic stage of spelling. NOTE: This ISBN is 3 hole punched This second edition boasts * Literature Connections making links between features being studies and valuable children's literature * Targeted Learners sections that clarify which students will benefit most from the instruction * Spell Checks and other Assessments available more frequently throughout * High Frequency Words receive special attention Responses from the field...A strength of each chapter is the Notes for the Teacher section that introduces each set of sorts. This reminds teachers about developmental appropriateness and pacing variations based on learner needs. Clearly the gradual release of responsibility model of guided instruction is promoted and reinforced throughout the text. Barbara Pettegrew, Otterbein College Chapter layout is excellent. Format is designed to include anything that might be needed for the lesson, and each takes you step by step through the process being taught, allowing time for students to internalize and firm up the skills and strategies. Susan K. McCloskey, California State University, Fresno Meet the Authors *Francine Johnston is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches reading, language arts, and children's literature. A former first-grade teacher and reading specialist. *Marcia Invernizzi is Director of the McGuffey Reading Center at the University of Virginia exploring developmental universals in non-English orthographies. A former English and reading teacher, Marcia works with children experiencing difficulties learning to read and write in intervention programs such as Virginia's Early Intervention Reading Initiative and Book Buddies *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. A former preschool and elementary teacher, Donald currently researches literacy development with a special interest in students who speak languages other than English, and he partners with schools and districts to consider assessment and literacy instruction. *Shane Templeton is Foundation Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. A former classroom teacher at the primary and secondary levels, he researches the development of orthographic and vocabulary knowledge.

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*Francine Johnston is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches reading, language arts, and children's literature. A former first-grade teacher and reading specialist. *Marcia Invernizzi is Director of the McGuffey Reading Center at the University of Virginia exploring developmental universals in non-English orthographies. A former English and reading teacher, Marcia works with children experiencing difficulties learning to read and write in intervention programs such as Virginia's Early Intervention Reading Initiative and Book Buddies *Donald 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(r), Words Their Way(r) with English Learners, and Vocabulary Their Way. *Shane Templeton is Foundation Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. A former classroom teacher at the primary and secondary levels, he researches the development of orthographic and vocabulary knowledge.

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Responses from the field... A strength of each chapter is the Notes for the Teacher section that introduces each set of sorts. This reminds teachers about developmental appropriateness and pacing variations based on learner needs. Clearly the gradual release of responsibility model of guided instruction is promoted and reinforced throughout the text. Barbara Pettegrew, Otterbein College Chapter layout is excellent. Format is designed to include anything that might be needed for the lesson, and each takes you step by step through the process being taught, allowing time for students to internalize and firm up the skills and strategies. Susan K. McCloskey, California State University, Fresno

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We believe that the hands-on word sorting approach to word study is invaluable to you and your students. Broaden your word study understanding and instruction with this expanded word sorting tool for week by week implementation with Letter Name-Alphabetic spellers (Grades K - 3). This stage-specific companion volume to "Words Their Way"(R)" Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction" provides a complete curriculum of reproducible sorts and detailed directions for the teacher working with students in the letter name-alphabetic stage of spelling. This second edition boasts Literature Connections making links between features being studies and valuable children's literature Targeted Learners sections that clarify which students will benefit most from the instruction Spell Checks and other Assessments available more frequently throughout High Frequency Words receive special attention "Responses from the field..."A strength of each chapter is the Notes for the Teacher section that introduces each set of sorts. This reminds teachers about developmental appropriateness and pacing variations based on learner needs. Clearly the gradual release of responsibility model of guided instruction is promoted and reinforced throughout the text."Barbara Pettegrew, Otterbein College"" "Chapter layout is excellent. Format is designed to include anything that might be needed for the lesson, and each takes you step by step through the process being taught, allowing time for students to internalize and firm up the skills and strategies."Susan K. McCloskey, California State University, Fresno"" ""Meet the Authors""Francine Johnston" is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches reading, language arts, and children's literature. A former first-grade teacher and reading specialist. "Marcia Invernizzi" is Director of the McGuffey Reading Center at the University of Virginia exploring developmental universals in non-English orthographies. A former English and reading teacher, Marcia works with children experiencing difficulties learning to read and write in intervention programs such as Virginia's Early Intervention Reading Initiative and Book Buddies "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. A former preschool and elementary teacher, Donald currently researches literacy development with a special interest in students who speak languages other than English, and he partners with schools and districts to consider assessment and literacy instruction. "Shane Templeton "is Foundation Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. A former classroom teacher at the primary and secondary levels, he researches the development of orthographic and vocabulary knowledge. For Professional Development Resources, visit www.allynbaconmerrill.com.For College Resources, visit www.prenhall.com .

Table of contents

Contents Overview 1 SORTS for Early Letter name Alphabetic Spellers SORTS 1-5 Digraphs and Blends Picture Sorts 29 Notes for the Teacher 29 Spell Check 3: Digraphs 35 and XX Spell Check 4: Blends X and X SPELL CHECK 4 SORTS for Middle Letter Name Alphabetic Spellers SORTS 6-12 Mixed-Vowel Word Families 51 Notes for the Teacher 51 Spell Check 4: Mixed-Vowel Word Families 55 and 63 SORTS 13-26 Picture Sorts for Short Vowels 65 Notes for the Teacher 73 SORTS for Late Letter Name Alphabetic Spellers SORTS 27-33 Short Vowels in CVC Words 73 Notes for the Teacher 73 Spell Check 5: Short Vowels 80 and 92 SORTS 34-37 Introduction to R-Influenced Short Vowels 93 Notes for the Teacher 93 Spell Check 6: R-influenced short vowels XX SORT 38 Contractions 97 Notes for the Teacher 97 Appendix 99