Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, [Book, CD & DVD]

Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, [Book, CD & DVD]

"This book would be very useful for both university reading courses and classroom teachers. I use Words Their Way both in my first grade classroom and with college students as a way to implement word study. ""Kristi McNeal, CSU Fresno" Words Their Way's developmentally-driven, hands-on instructional approach has been a phenomenon in word study, providing a practical way to study words with students. The keys to this research-based approach are to know your students' literacy progress, organize for instruction, and implement word study. This streamlined book and the DVD and CD-ROM that accompany it gives you all the tools you need to carry out word study instruction that will motivate and engage your students, and help them to succeed in literacy learning. Ordered in a developmental format, Words Their Way complements the use of any existing phonics, spelling, and vocabulary curricula." ""Knowing Your Students"
Streamlined Chapter 2 provides step by step guidelines for assessing students.
NEW Words Their Way Word Study Resources CD: Assessment Planning and Additional Interactive Word Sorts contains computerized assessments to gauge students' developmental levels.
Word Study with English Learner sections in each chapter help you organize and adapt instruction to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English.
"Organizing for Instruction"
NEW Words Their Way DVD Tutorial: Planning for Word Study in K-8 Classrooms reinforces and illustrates classroom organization and management, as outlined in Chapter 3.
Word Study Routines and Management sections in every chapter give you practical guidance on managing and implementing word study in your classroom.
NEW Tech Notes throughout chapters pinpoint opportunities for you to use the DVD and CD-ROM to prepare for instruction.
"Implementing Word Study "
Classroom-proven, research-driven activities end each developmental chapter, giving you the instructional practices to get your word study instruction up and running immediately.
NEW Words Their Way Word Study Resources CD: Assessment Planning and Additional Interactive Word Sorts provides more than just assessments. You'll also find hundreds of additional word and picture sorts, games and templates, and an interactive Create Your Own section.
The Appendix at the back of the book contains a comprehensive bank of word lists, word sorts, picture sorts, games and templates.
" ""The theory behind and practice for word sorts allows even the novice teacher to understand how to use the assessments to organize instruction. The organization of the last five chapters creates a useful resource for teachers. Each begins with a research-based description and moves into sound instructional practices, giving the teacher a complete understanding of how to meet the needs of students. ""Cathy Blanchfield, CSU Fresno "" ""Meet the Authors"
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.
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.
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
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.
Interested in extending your Words Their Way training? Learn more about the new Online Workshop at www.pearsoncourseconnect.com/wtw.

Title:Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, [Book, CD & DVD]
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780132239684
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    Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, [Book, CD & DVD] Reviews

  • Jess Standiford

    I read this book for a literacy class in college. My professor told me, if there was any book I wasn't going to sell back or throw away, it should be this one. She was right. This book has everything ...

  • Adam Geisler

    The Words Their Way system itself is acceptable, but this book is not very practical for ease-of-use. As I understand it, the other books in the series that are broken down by the different levels are...

  • Heather

    I've used this every year for at least 12 years now. I learned about it in my graduate courses and haven't looked back. Donald Bear is one of my go-to authors....

  • Gabie (OwlEyesReviews)

    I definitely want to implement something like this in my classroom in the future....

  • Nicole

    A bit overwhelming at first, but once you wrap your head around the program as a whole...it's pretty much awesome....

  • Michelle Flores

    This was a book required for a class, but again, I was able to find useful strategies and activities that could be adapted for my students at the high school level....

  • Kellen Blankenship

    I've just cracked open the book, so my rating is subject to change, but I do really enjoy it. It's a wealth of information and full of resources that I will no doubt be using as a teacher. It gives he...

  • Elizabeth Beyersdorfer

    Words Their Way has helped me to understand the importance of word study and why it needs to be done in the classroom. However, what I love about this book is it not only tells you why you need to do ...

  • J-Lynn Van Pelt

    This is a fantastic resource and I recommend that all teachers read it. The book discusses literacy instruction and how to specifically implement a phonics and spelling "program" for readers at all le...

  • Heather

    Before coming to the conclusion that I am not wired for working with large groups of small children, I briefly entertained the idea that I might want to become a special ed teacher. I entered a gradua...