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

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

Mixed media product Words Their Way

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

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  • Publisher: ALLYN & BACON
  • Format: Mixed media product | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 274mm x 15mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 17 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Old Tappan
  • ISBN 10: 0136119026
  • ISBN 13: 9780136119029
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 73,144

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ATTENTION EDUCATORS The PDToolkit for Words Their Way(R) with English Learners is coming soon! Once you activate your access code, the subscription is valid for twelve months. For information on the FREE 45-day Open Access, visit: http://pdtoolkit.pearson.com See a walk through of the second edition here. -------------------- Words Their Way(R) with English Learners, 2/eis the most complete resource available for teachers to use as they facilitate research-based word study in classrooms with students from varying language backgrounds. Included in this new edition are chapter by chapter examples of students' work, hands-on sample learning activities, illustrative graphics and tables to support the text, a variety of word study activities, a concise outline of a research-based model of literacy development, references to multilingual language-learning materials and websites, and more. The book is modeled after the widely popular word study approach, Words Their Way(R), and is designed primarily to support teachers working with students from a wide range of home languages as they learn to read and write in English. What's New to This Edition? * NEW! An extensive media component, PD Toolkit for Words Their Way(R) with English Learners features: * Tools for teaching, including: * assessment application tool featuring user-friendly navigation * instructional strategies * create-your-own word sorts tool * hundreds of additional word sorts, games and templates * foreign language spelling assessments for Chinese, Korean, and Spanish speakers. * All new how-to classroom videos showing authentic implementation of the Words Their Way(R) approach with English Learners * Complimentary 12-month access to the PDToolkit is packaged with each new Second Edition * To learn more, please visit http://pdtoolkit.pearson.com * NEW! Instructional ideas based on the most recent research have been included to enhance the theoretical foundation and instructional activities in the book. * NEW! Extensive graphics show how to implement the sorts and other word study activities. * NEW! A new chapter addresses word study for students at the advanced level of word study, Derivational Relations. * NEW! A teacher-friendly introduction clearly presents the theory and assessment of word knowledge development in English. * NEW! Hmong translations of all the pictures for sorts and games have been added to the five languages already featured (Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese) helping teachers use the vocabulary as a resource for working with students, their families, and community members. * NEW! References to multilingual and language-learning materials and websites help teachers access resources that bid on the cultural and linguistic foundations of students from a wide range of backgrounds. * NEW! Figures, boxes, and graphic representations break up the text making the material easier to understand. * NEW! Numerous pictures and sample sorts clarify how to do the instructional activities through each of the developmental levels.

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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. She has also edited a text for teachers, Literacy Development with English Learners. Donald R. Bear is director of the E. L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. As a former preschool, third, and fourth grade teacher, Donald extends his experience working with children who experience difficulties learning to read and write both in the center and in numerous outreach programs. His recent research includes the study of literacy development in different languages and the influence of first language and literacy knowledge in learning to read in another language. He and his colleagues work with many schools and districts to conduct literacy instruction workshops. Shane Templeton is Foundation Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is Program Coordinator for Literacy Studies. A former elementary and secondary teacher, his research focuses on the development of orthographic knowledge. He has written several books on the teaching and learning of reading and language arts and is a member of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary. He is author of the "Spelling Logics" column in Voices from the Middle, the middle school journal of the National Council of Teachers of English. Marcia Invernizzi is a professor of reading education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Marcia is also the director of the McGuffey Reading Center, where she teaches the clinical practice in reading diagnosis and remedial reading. Formerly an English and reading teacher, she works with Book Buddies, Virginia's Early Intervention Reading Initiative (EIRI), and Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS). Francine Johnston is a former first grade teacher and reading specialist who learned about word study during her graduate work at the University of Virginia. She is now an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches courses in reading, language arts, and children's literature. Francine frequently works with regional school systems as a consultant and researcher. Her research interests include current spelling practices and materials as well as the relationship between spelling and reading achievement.

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"This is a user friendly [book] that is not bogged down in jargon or superfluous research." "This book is user friendly and a teacher resource that is made to be used." "This book is what teachers have been waiting for...it is a resource that you can access and use just by opening the book." "This ELL gem belongs in every teacher's library." - Daniel DeLaO, ESL Teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, New Mexico "This is a sorely needed resource that should be in professional libraries in every classroom with English learners." - Julie Coppola, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts "I highly recommend this book...it is practical, usable, and built on current research on English learners." - Kristi McNeal, First Grade Teacher and Literacy Professor, California State University - Fresno, Fresno, California

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Lori Helman, Donald R. Bear, Shane Templeton, Marcia Invernizzi, and Francine Johnston"Words Their Way(R) with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling, 2/e" "Words Their Way(R) with English Learners, 2/e" is the most complete resource available for teachers to use as they facilitate research-based word study in classrooms with students from varying language backgrounds. Included in this new edition are chapter by chapter examples of students' work, hands-on sample learning activities, illustrative graphics and tables to support the text, a variety of word study activities, a concise outline of a research-based model of literacy development, references to multilingual language-learning materials and websites, and more. The book is modeled after the widely popular original book, "Words Their Way(R)," but is a stand-alone resource designed primarily to support teachers working with students from a wide range of home languages as they learn to read and write in English. ""This book is what teachers have been waiting for...it is a resource that you can access and use just by opening the book. This ELL gem belongs in every teacher's library.""- Daniel DeLaO, ESL Teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, New Mexico " "This is a sorely needed resource that should be in professional libraries in every classroom with English learners.""- Julie Coppola, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts" "I highly recommend this book...it is practical, usable, and built on current research on English learners.""- Kristi McNeal, First Grade Teacher and Literacy Professor, California State University - Fresno, Fresno, California 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. Donald R. Bear is director of the E. L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. As a former preschool, third, and fourth grade teacher, Donald extends his experience working with children who experience difficulties learning to read and write both in the center and in numerous outreach programs. His recent research includes the study of literacy development in different languages and the influence of first language and literacy knowledge in learning to read in another language. Shane Templeton is Foundation Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is Program Coordinator for Literacy Studies. A former elementary and secondary teacher, his research focuses on the development of orthographic knowledge. He has written several books on the teaching and learning of reading and language arts and is a member of the Usage Panel of the "American Heritage Dictionary." Marcia Invernizzi is a professor of reading education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Marcia is also the director of the McGuffey Reading Center, where she teaches the clinical practice in reading diagnosis and remedial reading. Formerly an English and reading teacher, she works with Book Buddies, Virginia's Early Intervention Reading Initiative (EIRI), and Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS). Francine Johnston is a former first grade teacher and reading specialist who learned about word study during her graduate work at the University of Virginia. She is now an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches courses in reading, language arts, and children's literature. Francine frequently works with regional school systems as a consultant and researcher.

Table of contents

Preface Chapter 1: Word Study with English Learners and the Development of Orthographic Knowledge UNDERSTANDING WORD STUDY WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS Instruction in Multilingual and Multiliterate Contexts Who Are English Learners in the United States? Languages Spoken by English Learners in the United States STUDENTS' KNOWLEDGE OF ORTHOGRAPHY AND THE THREE LAYERS OF ENGLISH SPELLING Understanding the Three Layers of English Spelling Stages of Literacy Development in English What Students Bring to Learning to Read in English Build on Students' Language and Literacy Experiences UNDERSTANDING WORD STUDY IN THE CLASSROOM Word Study Instruction The Three Layers of Spelling and Stages of Development in Other Written Languages Shallow and Deep Orthographies INTEGRATION OF WORD STUDY INTO LITERACY INSTRUCTION Chapter 2: Getting Started: The Assessment of Orthographic Development Learning the Sounds of English ASSESSING SPELLING DEVELOPMENTALLY Qualitative Spelling Inventories Choosing a Spelling Inventory How to Administer Spelling Inventories to English Learners Determine a Stage with Power Scores Feature Guides to Analyze Spelling Development and Features to Study Establish an Instructional Level: What Students "Use But Confuse" Six Types of Spelling Errors Made by English Learners Grouping and Choosing Features and Activities for Word Study ASSESSMENT AT EACH SPELLING STAGE Assessments with English Learners in the Emergent Stage Assessments with English Learners in the Letter Name-Alphabetic Stage Assessments with English Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage Assessments with English Learners in the Syllables and Affixes Stage Assessments with English Learners in the Derivational Relations Stage THE ROLE OF DIALECT IN SPELLING ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT OF SPELLING IN STUDENTS' PRIMARY LANGUAGES Using Spelling Assessments and Sorts with Students Learning Foreign Languages Inventories and Spelling Development in Spanish, Chinese, and Korean ORAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND VOCABULARY LEARNING Learning about Students' Oral Language Development Critical Questions about Students' Languages and Learning Levels of Proficiency and Formal Tests of Oral Language Intermediate and Secondary Vocabulary Assessments Talking with Families Chapter 3: Organizing for Word Study in Multilingual Classrooms: Principles and Practices THE ROLE OF WORD STUDY AND SORTING TYPES OF SORTS Sound Sorts Pattern Sorts Meaning/Concept Sorts Variations of Sorts Supporting Vocabulary Development during Sorting Supporting Vocabulary Learning during Sorting WORD STUDY INSTRUCTION IN MULTILINGUAL CLASSROOM SETTINGS Strategies to Support English Learners ORGANIZATION OF WORD STUDY INSTRUCTION Preparing Your Word Sorts The Big Picture: Scheduling Word Study Word Study Lesson Plan Format Structuring Interactions Making Sorts Harder or Easier Teaching Vocabulary Integrating Word Study into the Language Arts Curriculum Involving English-Learning Parents in Word Study TEN PRINCIPLES OF WORD STUDY INSTRUCTION WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS WORDS THEIR WAY(R) WORD STUDY RESOURCES Chapter 4: Word Study with English Learners in the Emergent Stage FROM SPEECH TO PRINT WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EMERGENT STAGE OF READING AND SPELLING COMPONENTS OF EARLY LITERACY LEARNING Read To Read With Write With Word Study Talk With ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE EMERGENT STAGE Concept Books and Sorts Games Using Concept Picture Sorts Talk With and Read With Activities Alphabet and Letter-Sound Knowledge Chapter 5: Word Study with English Learners in the Letter Name-Alphabetic Stage LITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE LETTER NAME-ALPHABETIC STAGE Students May Know Different Sounds Than Those Found in English Consider the Role of Correct Pronunciation Students Use Their Primary Language Literacy Students' Primary Languages Support Their Literacy Development Vocabulary Is a Partner in All Sorts Pictures Are a Part of Many Sorts during This Stage Sort with Known Words and Pictures Letter Name-Alphabetic Spellers Are Beginning Readers Understanding Is the Key to Successful Reading Concept Sorts Encourage Discussions CHARACTERISTICS OF ORTHOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE LETTER NAME-ALPHABETIC STAGE The Letter Name Strategy, Reliance on Articulation, and the Alphabetic Principle Consonants and the English Learner Vowels and the English Learner The Sequence of Word Study Instruction with English Learners COMPONENTS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION AT THE LETTER NAME-ALPHABETIC STAGE Talk With Read To Read With Write With Word Study WORD STUDY LESSON PLAN FORMAT ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE LETTER NAME-ALPHABETIC STAGE Picture Concept Sorts Multi-Use Word Study Activities Working with Words and Sounds Personal Reader Activities Picture and Word Sorts and Related Games Chapter 6: Word Study with English Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage LITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE TRANSITIONAL/WITHIN WORD PATTERN STAGE Be Pattern Puzzlers Include Vocabulary Instruction Wide Reading Supports Oral and Written Language Development Sounds Play a Role at the Within Word Pattern Stage CHARACTERISTICS OF ORTHOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE WITHIN WORD PATTERN STAGE Sequence of Word Study for the Within Word Pattern Stage Studying High-Frequency Words with English Learners COMPONENTS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION AT THE TRANSITIONAL STAGE Talk With Read To Read With Write With Word Study ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE WITHIN WORD PATTERN STAGE Teaching New Words Word Study Activities at the Early Within Word Pattern Stage Word Study Activities at the Middle Within Word Pattern Stage Word Study Activities at the Late Within Word Pattern Stage Chapter 7: Word Study with English Learners in the Syllables and Affixes Stage LITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE SYLLABLES AND AFFIXES STAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF ORTHOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE SYLLABLES AND AFFIXES STAGE Syllable Juncture and Inflectional Endings Explore Meaning Instructional Implications COMPONENTS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION AT THE SYLLABLES AND AFFIXES STAGE Talk With Read To Read With Write With Word Study Fostering a Climate for Word Learning Walking through Words with Students ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE SYLLABLES AND AFFIXES STAGE Word Study Activities at the Early Syllables and Affixes Stage Word Study Activities at the Middle Syllables and Affixes Stage Word Study Activities at the Late Syllables and Affixes Stage Chapter 8: Word Study with English Learners in the Derivational Relations Stage LITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE DERIVATIONAL RELATIONS STAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF ORTHOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE DERIVATIONAL RELATIONS STAGE COMPONENTS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION AT THE DERIVATIONAL RELATIONS STAGE Word Study Word Study Conversations: "Walking through Words" with Students ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE DERIVATIONAL RELATIONS STAGE Appendix ASSESSMENT MATERIALS FOR CHAPTER 2 SOUND BOARDS AND ALPHABETS PICTURES FOR SORTS AND GAMES SAMPLE PICTURE AND WORD SORTS WORD LISTS OF PICTURES IN BOOK WITH TRANSLATIONS TEMPLATES FOR SORTS AND GAMES GAME BOARDS MEDIA GUIDE References Index