Description : "[This text] is intended to complement the texts Words Their Way for PreK-K and Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction. These core texts provide a practical, research-based, and classroom-proven way to study words with students. This companion text expands and enriches that word study, specifically for emergent spellers."--Preface.
Description : Click here to view videos of the authors talking about Words Their Way! Words Their Way® companion volumes, 2e We believe that the hands-on word sorting approach to word study is invaluable to you and your students. These stage-specific companion volumes to Words Their Way®: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction provide a complete curriculum of reproducible sorts and detailed directions for the teacher working with students in each stage of spelling development, from emergent through derivational relations. This first volume introduces the idea of concept sorts for students in the emergent stage of spelling development (Pre-K through Grade 1). The word study lesson plan format of demonstrate, sort, check, and reflect is expanded in this stage to include reading aloud and writing activities. The early concept sorting activities are followed with picture sorts that develop phonemic awareness and include activities for rhyming, syllabication, and sound play. Alphabet knowledge and letter recognition are then covered, along with sorts that look at concept of word in print, as well as poems, jingles and short text selections that can be shared with children. Students are then ushered into sorts that introduce beginning consonants with pictures, laying the foundation for the letter-name stage.
Description : Providing teachers with concept sorting ideas followed by picture sorts for developing phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge, letter recognition, and concept of words in print, this volume contains reproducible sorts that specifically address the needs of the syllables and affixes speller.
Description : This popular, practical resource provides guidelines for setting up a successful tutorial program in grades K-3 and presents a field-tested lesson format for individualized instruction. Includes a 70-minute DVD depicting sample sessions with a beginning reader and a late beginning reader.
Description : Literacy Assessment and Instructional Strategies by Kathy B. Grant, Sandra E. Golden, and Nance S. Wilson prepares literacy educators to conduct reading and writing assessments and develop appropriate corrective literacy strategies for use with their grade K–5 students. Connecting Common Core Literacy Learning Standards to effective strategies and creative activities, the book includes authentic literacy assessments and formal evaluations to support reading teaching in the elementary classroom. Initial chapters discuss literacy assessment and evaluation, data-driven instruction, high-stakes testing, and instructional shifts in teaching reading. Subsequent chapters focus on the latest instructional and assessment shifts, including pre-assessing literacy knowledge bases, using informational texts for vocabulary development, and close reading of text. Written by reading practitioners and researchers, this book is a must-have for novices as well as for veteran classroom teachers who want to stay on top of changing literacy trends.
Description : This reader-friendly text examines the key foundational studies in early literacy. It addresses such essential questions as how research informs current practices and where the field still needs to go to provide the best learning opportunities for all children. Each chapter describes the methods and findings of seminal studies, critically assesses their long-term impact on practice and policy, and offers takeaways for the classroom. Leading authorities--including several authors of the original pivotal studies--cover 12 essential aspects of language development, literacy development, and home and community literacy experiences in PreK–2.
Description : Words Their Way® : Letter-Name Alphabetic Sorts for Spanish Speaking English Learners a new text providing strategic assistance for teachers working with native Spanish speakers. Based on the same solid research and using the same scope and sequence laid out in Words Their Way® with English Learners, this companion volume begins with a series of picture concept sorts that teach students how to sort, providing guidance to help teachers make sorting meaningful. The text develops a routine for introducing the English vocabulary, helping students learn the vocabulary before they sort. The words for study are selected based on their phonetic properties as well as their usefulness in reading, speaking and understanding grade level content. The text addresses the needs of the letter name-alphabetic speller, whether young or not so young. The text is careful to include sorts more appropriate for older learners, as well as advanced EL students needing more concept and vocabulary support.
Description : The sixth edition ofCreating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices for All Studentsgoes beyond the typical inclusion text in its reflective discussions on how to teach students with varying learning abilities. The text contains all of the core information that an inclusion text requires and then takes the reader to a higher level by including issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and family structures.
Description : The unique focus of this text integrates constructivist learning, diversity, and instruction-based assessment, and helps translate principles into practice. Unlike any other text on the market, this text integrates a constructivist/emergent literacy perspective with science-based instructional practices that have proved successful in supporting children's reading, writing, and speaking development. This Third Edition begins with a brief overview of the recent key national policies and initiatives that have had a significant impact on the teaching of reading and writing at the preschool and elementary levels. Respected authors Jim Christie, Billie Enz, and Carol Vukelich describe a continuum of approaches to reading instruction, ranging from emergent literacy to Science-Based Reading Research. Unique to this text is the authors' vision of a blended' approach to teaching literacy that includes the best elements of diverging views and ends with a set of principles that guide the authors' view of the effective teaching of literacy in preschool and elementary classrooms. development and teaching of both oral and written language from preschool through the elementary grades. At the preschool and kindergarten levels, the authors advocate a combination of meaningful engagements with print and age-appropriate instruction on core literacy skills. At the elementary grade level, the authors support a balanced approach to reading instruction that focuses on both decoding and comprehension. The writing workshop is the authors' preferred mode of elementary-grade writing instruction. The text also has extensive coverage of working with children from diverse background, family literacy, and assessment strategies that can be used to inform instruction. The Third Edition has a strong emphasis on scientifically-based reading research (SBRR) throughout, blending SBRR with other perspectives to create a 'value added' approach to language and literacy teaching and learning.