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

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

Paperback Words Their Way

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

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  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 272mm x 15mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 30 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0131915673
  • ISBN 13: 9780131915671
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 360,274

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Word study can be a powerful instructional method for teachers and their English learning students. With this text, you can evaluate students' langage needs. Empower your students to grasp this new language at the word level, building skills to understand how English differs from their primary language,and providing them with the skills to predict word meaning through spelling. Words Their Way with English Learners will help you build vocabulary, spelling, and word recognition skills in your English learners, giving them the foundation to master their new language. One reality of today's classrooms is the limited help available to teachers trying to support English learners' literacy skills. The educators and researchers who developed Words Their Way understand this challenge. Their original text, a phenomenon in word study, provides the proven framework and application to allow students to develop literacy skills. And now they apply this approach to teaching English learners. Based on the same solid research, Words Their Way with English Learners helps you determine what your students bring with them from their home languages, where their instruction in English orthography should begin, and how best to move these students through their development.

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PRAISE FOR Words Their Way with English Learners Many texts have suggestions for integrating word study into a language arts day but tend to ignore the focus on teaching students both vocabulary as well as phonetic knowledge. I like that this book explicitly targets second language learners. Kristi McNeal, CSU Fresno This book is certainly timely and needed in the field. It will be an asset to teachers who are familiar with the principles of word study but may not have a strong knowledge base for working with English learners. I look forward to seeing the completed book so I can include it as required reading in my literacy classes! Maria J. Meyerson, National University, Nevada These chapters are beautifully written. Each begins with teaching vignettes that provide a context for the chapters. The anticipatory structure with questions and clear step-by-step procedures is easy to follow. They are written with a strong "teaching voice" that's user-friendly. The teaching described in the chapters is based on sound "best practice." Lots of resources are given. Great activities! But they're well grounded in theory. I thoroughly enjoyed reading these chapters. Patricia P. Kelly, Virginia Tech

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"Words Their Way with English Learners" One reality of today's classrooms is the limited help available to teachers trying to support English learners' literacy skills. The educators and researchers who developed "Words Their Way" understand this challenge. Their original text, a phenomenon in word study, provides the proven framework and application to allow students to develop literacy skills. And now they apply this approach to teaching English learners. Based on the same solid research, "Words Their Way with English Learners" helps you determine what your students bring with them from their home languages, where their instruction in English orthography should begin, and how best to move these students through their development. Chapters 1 through 3 introduce you to the stages of spelling and reading development, the assessments to use, and the best ways to organize your classroom for word study. Each subsequent chapter focuses on a specific stage of spelling, outlining the most appropriate and effective word study instruction for this audience, from the Emergent learner through readers and writers in the Derivational Relations stage. Each of these chapters closes with a rich bank of classroom-proven word study activities that promise to engage your students, motivate them, and improve their oral and written abilities in English. The Appendix at the back of "Words Their Way with English Learners" contains all the assessment tools necessary to get word study underway and offers word lists in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Arabic; picture and word sorts; and game templates to advance word study instruction in diverse K--8 classrooms. Word study can be a powerful instructional method for teachers and their English learning students. With this text, you can evaluate students' langage needs. Empower your students to grasp this new language at the word level, building skills to understand how English differs from their primary language, and providing them with the skills to predict word meaning through spelling. "Words Their Way with English Learners" will help you build vocabulary, spelling, and word recognition skills in your English learners, giving them the foundation to master their new language.

Table of contents

*Word Study with English Learners and the Development of Orthographic Knowledge *Assessment *Word Study Organization with English Learners *Word Study for English Learners in the Emergent Stage *Word Study for English Learners in the Letter Name-Alphabetic Stage *Word Study for English Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage *Word Study for English Learners in the Syllables and Affixes and Derivational Relations Stages Appendix