Words Their Way: Within Word Pattern Sorts for Spanish Speaking English Learners

Words Their Way: Within Word Pattern Sorts for Spanish Speaking English Learners

Paperback Words Their Way

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

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  • Publisher: ALLYN & BACON
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 272mm x 13mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 21 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Old Tappan
  • ISBN 10: 0137028725
  • ISBN 13: 9780137028726
  • Sales rank: 1,536,124

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Words Their Way(R): Within Word Pattern Sorts for Spanish Speaking English Learners provides teachers with a practical, research-based, classroom-proven way to study words with students, and a complete curriculum for within word pattern spellers from Spanish-speaking backgrounds. The approach focuses on vocabulary development and linguistic commonalities and contrasts to help support students as they grow in English. Included are prepared reproducible sorts and step-by-step directions on how to guide students through the sorting lesson, make literature connections, and follow-up activities to extend the lesson through weekly routines. Although this book is designed to supplement the text Words Their Way(R) with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling the pace and scope of the book is helpful for English learners from non-Spanish speaking backgrounds as well.

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Lori Helman is associate professor in literacy education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota. Her research and writing have focused extensively on the reading and spelling development of students learning English as a new language, including other Words Their Way(R) instructional materials for English learners.

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Great strengths are the comparisons and contrasts between Spanish and English, the literature extensions, and the interim assessments... I would adopt this book, and would recommend it to inservice teachers even if they are not in my courses. I think it fills a gap in material currently available to teachers. -Karen Banks, George Mason University

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One reality of today's classrooms is the limited supply of lesson-ready materials available to teachers trying to support English learners' literacy development. The educators and researchers who developed ""Words Their Way(R) "with English Learners," a phenomenon in word study, understand this challenge. The cornerstone of the ""Words Their Way(R) ""approach to word study is the examination of students' word knowledge so that teachers can build language and literacy competence on that foundation. This approach is especially valuable for English learners. This text focuses on the specific needs of Spanish speakers who are improving in their use of English. It provides you with the reproducible sorts and step-by-step directions you'll need to guide students through each sorting lesson. The week-by-week curriculum provided in this text will complement the use of any phonics, spelling, and reading curricula. Word study is a dynamic instructional approach for teachers and their English-learning students. Your students will feel empowered as they grasp new words in English, build skills to understand the commonalities and differences between Spanish and English, and make connections between oral and written words. "Who are within word pattern learners?"May range from first graders through middle fourth gradersNewcomers to English at later grades who are at the transitional stage of reading "How does word study help these learners develop English language proficiency?"By building on students' background knowledge in Spanish and the sounds in oral language that are common to both English and SpanishBy starting with the most common and high-utility English wordsBy teaching vocabulary through pictures and word-picture matchingBy providing opportunities to compare explicitly and work with sounds and patterns in English that may require extra help for Spanish speakers ""Words Their Way(R)"" Within Word Pattern Sorts for Spanish Speaking English Learners" provide to guide students toward this proficiency?"Notes for TeachersStandardized weekly routinesLiterature ConnectionsAssessmentsReproducible word cards and picture cards to get your students categorizing "What does the field have to say?"Great strengths are the comparisons and contrasts between Spanish and English, the literature extensions, and the interim assessments.... I would adopt this book, and would recommend it to inservice teachers even if they are not in my courses. I think it fills a gap in material currently available to teachers.-Karen Banks, George Mason University

Table of contents

Unit 1 Concept Sorts for Vocabulary Development Unit 2 Picture Sorts Contrasting Short- and Long-Vowel Sounds Unit 3 Sorts Contrasting Short- and Long-Vowel Sounds and Patterns (CVC and CVCe) Unit 4 Long-Vowel Spelling Patterns, Part 1 (CVCe and CVVC) Unit 5 Long-Vowel Spelling Patterns, Part 2 Unit 6 Introduction to Homophones Unit 7 R-Influenced Vowel Patterns Unit 8 Diphthongs and Other Vowel Patterns Unit 9 Beginning and Ending Complex Consonants and Consonant Clusters Unit 10 Contractions Unit 11 Homophones Unit 12 Introduction to Two-Syllable High Frequency Words Unit 13 Introduction to Inflectional Endings with Plural and Past Tense