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

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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’ language needs.

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

Word study can be a powerful instructional method for teachers and their English learning students. With this text, you can evaluate students’ language 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. The second edition includes a DVD that provides word study teaching scenarios to allow teachers to see how to engage in word study with English Learners. Features

  • Includes a DVD that provides word study teaching scenarios to allow teachers to see how to engage in word study with English Learners
  • Unique! Connects students’ home language with their new language helping children improve their oral and written abilities much more quickly.
  • Introduces the stages of spelling and reading development, the assessments to use, and the best ways to organize your classroom for word study.
  • Provide readers with a strong foundation in assessment and help them determine the developmental level of each child. Based on these assessments teachers can then group children with similar developmental abilities.
  • Organized around 5 developmental levels that outline the most appropriate and effective word study instruction for this audience, from the Emergent learner through readers and writers in the Derivational Relations stage.
  • A rich bank of classroom-proven word study activities close each of the five developmental levels found in chapters and promise to engage your students, motivate them, and improve their oral and written abilities in English.
  • Unique! A robust Appendix at the back of Words Their Way with English Learners, 2/e 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.
  • Based on the developmental approach of the word study book Words Their Way 3e and new research on working with English Language Learners.

Contents

  • Chapter 1: Word Study with English Learners and the Development of Orthographic Knowledge: Understanding Word Study with English Learners
  • Chapter 2: Getting Started: The Assessment of Orthographic Development
  • Chapter 3: Organizing for Word Study in Multilingual Classrooms: Principles and Practices
  • Chapter 4: Word Study with English Learners in the Emergent Stage
  • Chapter 5: Word Study with English Learners in the Letter Name—Alphabetic Stage
  • Chapter 6: Word Study with English Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage
  • Chapter 7: Word Study with English Learners in the Syllables and Affixes and Derivational Relations Stages

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 9780136119029
Publisher Pearson
Product Type Teacher Resources,
Year Level Early Years, Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6,

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