Words Their Way - Teacher Resources: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary and Spelling Instruction (Fifth Edition)

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Words Their Way is a highly successful and highly regarded program on word study for phonics, vocabulary and spelling instruction.

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Words Their Way is a highly successful and highly regarded program on word study for phonics, vocabulary and spelling instruction. It allows the teacher to assess and clearly identify the spelling stage of each student, and to tailor activities that engage students so they actively construct their own knowledge of spelling patterns. Words Their Way is a teacher-directed, student-centred approach to vocabulary growth and spelling development whereby students engage in a variety of sound, pattern and meaning activities, sorting pictures and words. It caters for differentiated learning in the classroom, rather than a one-size fits all solution. The Australian Supplement has been developed as a direct result of feedback from Australian teachers.

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Introducing Words Their Way Australia


Words Their Way Components

Words Their Way has numerous components, which are designed to fit together to create a fantastic resource on word study for phonics, vocabulary and spelling instruction. The core text, Words Their Way Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction Fifth Edition, and the supporting companion volumes provide teachers with prepared reproducible sorts and step-by-step directions to guide students through the sorting lessons.


Words Their Way Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction Fifth Edition

This is the core text for Words Their Way, providing all the tools you need to assess, identify and document each student's spelling stage, and to tailor activities to improve your student's spelling knowledge. The fifth edition has updated content and design, including new word sorts and a step-by-step guide through the assessments. This edition includes a complimentary six month subscription to the online PDToolKit, which provides teachers with access to digital learning material including online diagnostic tools, interactive word sorts, games and videos. Features

  • Hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study that illustrates how to integrate and teach children phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills.
  • Balanced coverage of five developmental stages: the Emergent Stage, the Letter Name-Alphabetic Stage, the Within Word Pattern Stage, the Syllables and Affixes Stage and the Derivational Relations Stage.
  • A collection of proven assessments, word lists, pictures and games, and classroom activities provide ways for students to examine, manipulate, and categorize words and experience vocabulary growth and spelling development in a way that is fun and engaging.
  • Step-by-step guidelines for knowing your students, organizing for instruction, and implementing word study, so educators can make the most of their classroom time.
  • Classroom-ready appendices that contain all the assessment instruments described in Chapter 2 as well as word sorts, sound boards, and game templates to get instruction underway. (Note: Includes reproducibles and perforated pages.)
  • Reality-focused features such as:
    • Characteristics of Spellers – pinpoints the characteristics of spellers in each developmental stage.
    • Word Study with English Learners sections – emphasise how to adapt instruction for diverse populations.
    • Word Study Routines and Management sections – emphasise how to best manage your class time and organise for instruction.

Contents

  • 1. Developmental Word Knowledge
  • 2. Getting Started: The Assessment of Orthographic Development
  • 3. Organizing for Word Study: Principles and Practices
  • 4. Word Study for Learners in the Emergent Stage
  • 5. Word Study for Beginners in the Letter Name–Alphabetic Stage
  • 6. Word Study for Transitional Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage
  • 7. Word Study for Intermediate Readers and Writers: The Syllables and Affixes Stage
  • 8. Word Study for Advanced Readers and Writers: The Derivational Relations Stage
  • APPENDIX A: ASSESSMENT MATERIALS
  • APPENDIX B: SOUNDBOARDS
  • APPENDIX C: PICTURES FOR SORTS AND GAMES
  • APPENDIX D: SAMPLE WORD SORTS BY SPELLING STAGE
  • APPENDIX E: WORD LISTS
  • APPENDIX F: GAMES AND TEMPLATES FOR SORTS
  • APPENDIX G: RESOURCES

Words Their Way Australian Supplement DVD

The Words Their Way series is now also supported by the Words Their Way Australian Supplement DVD, the perfect resource for adapting this resource to use in an Australian classroom setting, plus adding to the resource with new digital word sort activities for use on interactive whiteboards, classroom computers and iPads. Released in December 2012, the Words Their Way Australian Supplement DVD adapts the resource to cater for Australian students. It includes:

  • An Australian Adjustments table for each spelling stage, summarising the revisions made for the Australian classroom
  • An Australian Curriculum: English chart, relating the Words Their Way spelling stages to both the three layers of English orthography and the Australian Curriculum: English content descriptions
  • Reproducible replacement word sorts with revised word lists to accommodate Australian spelling and pronunciation
  • Digital word sort activities for use on interactive whiteboards, classroom computers and iPads
  • Teaching notes for each spelling stage, providing teaching tips, additional information and supporting notes for replacement and extra word sorts
  • An introductory video and case studies from Australian classrooms to help implement this resource in your school.

Recommended Digital Specifications PC

  • Windows XP, 7 or 8
  • 2G RAM recommended
  • Documents and spreadsheets are best viewed in Microsoft® Word or Excel. They may open in other software but may not appear or function as expected.

MAC

  • OS X.10.2-10.7.5
  • 2G RAM recommended
  • Documents and spreadsheets are best viewed in Microsoft® Word or Excel. They may open in other software but may not appear or function as expected.
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Please note this DVD is designed to be used in conjunction with all other Words Their Way components.

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Words Their Way Pack

The Words Their Way pack is a fantastic way to purchase the Words Their Way series as it includes all the main components and saves you over 10% when compared to the cost of ordering pack contents separately. The pack includes:

  • Words Their Way Australian Supplement DVD
  • Words Their Way Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction Fifth Edition
  • Words Their Way: Letter and Picture Sorts for Emergent Spellers
  • Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name-Alphabetic Spellers
  • Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Within Word Pattern Spellers
  • Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers
  • Words Their Way: Words Sorts for Derivational Relations Spellers

Please note the pack does not include Words Their Way with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary and Spelling.


Other Words Their Way Series Components

Words Their Way Stage-Specific Companion Volumes

A complete curriculum of assessments, reproducible sorts and detailed directions for each stage of spelling development are provided in the Words Their Way series. Words Their Way: Letter and Picture Sorts for Emergent Spellers This companion volume is suitable for students at the emergent stage of reading and writing, which includes students who may not write at all or who write with scribbles, letter-like forms or random letters. This volume covers concept sorts, phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, beginning consonant sounds and concept word sorts.


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

This companion volume covers a collection of picture and word sorts for students who are at the letter name-alphabetic stage of spelling. Initial consonants and word families in mixed-vowel contrasts are reviewed. Students are introduced to digraphs and blends and same-vowel word families, then focus on the short vowel itself in sorts that move beyond families, and continue to look at digraphs and blends in CVC words. There is a brief introduction to r-influenced vowels compared to short vowels and a simple contraction sort.


Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Within Word Pattern Spellers

This companion volume is suitable for within word pattern spellers, who are typically transitional readers. They can identify most one-syllable words in context but still struggle to spell those same words correctly when they write. During this stage of development, students learn to spell long-vowel patterns as well as diphthongs and r-influenced vowels.


Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers

This companion volume is suitable for students at the syllables and affixes stage of development. Students should have a firm foundation in vowel patterns before starting sorts from this volume. This title encourages students to add affixes (both suffixes and prefixes) to familiar base words and introduces familiar vowel patterns in two-syllable words.


Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Derivational Relations Spellers

This companion volume is suitable for advanced readers and writers, and focuses on the way spelling and vocabulary knowledge at this stage grows primarily through processes of derivation - from a single base word or word root, a number of related words are derived through the addition of prefixes and suffixes.


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

This text is designed for EAL-D students. It helps you determine what your students bring with them from their language, learn where instruction in English orthography should begin, and how best to move these students through their development and help them master English.

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Testimonials

'Words Their Way is a fabulous resource for supporting curriculum differentiation. By using the placement tests, my staff have been able to provide every student with content that is pitched at the appropriate level.' - Stephen Green, Principal, Upper Swan Primary School, Western Australia


'We started looking for a spelling program that was going to be student orientated, hands-on, differentiated and linked to the student's reading and writing program. When we were introduced to Words Their Way we found that it was going to cater for all of these needs.' - Helen Ottaway, Primary Curriculum Coordinator, St Andrews Anglican College, Queensland


'Words Their Way is simple to use, differentiates for all learning styles and gets results.' - Peter Mahoney, Classroom Teacher, Mitchelton State School, Queensland


'Over the past four years, I have worked closely with staff, in a variety of school settings, to introduce 'a whole school spelling approach' using Words Their Way as one of the main resources. Words Their Way is an excellent resource because of the detailed diagnostic information that is generated by entering the children's spelling test results onto the database. It allows teachers to personalise student learning in particular areas of spelling and word study. The resources are a good starting point too.' - Cheryl Laing, Literacy Support, Carnegie Primary School, Victoria

ISBN 9780137035106
Publisher Pearson
Product Type DVD, Teacher Resources,
Year Level Early Years, Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6,

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