We believe that the hands-on word sorting approach to word study is
invaluable to you and your students. Broaden your word study
understanding and instruction with this expanded word sorting tool
for week by week implementation with emergent spellers (ages 1 -
7). This stage-specific companion volume to "Words Their Way: Word
Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction" provides a
complete curriculum of assessments, reproducible sorts, and
detailed directions for the teacher working with students in the
emergent stage of spelling. This second edition boasts
- Targeted Learners sections that clarify which students will
benefit most from the instruction
- A bank of assessments appropriate for early childhood to help
you assess your students' word concept and phonological knowledge
and pinpoint the most appropriate instruction
- Literature Connections to reinforce concepts being studied
"What reviewers are saying..." "The authors not only provide
valuable information, but they consistently explain how to teach.
Informing the reader about what is appropriate for each level of
emergent speller is particularly helpful for both first year and
experienced teachers." "Barbara A. Schaudt, California State
University, Bakersfield" "It does a remarkable job of laying out
clear consistent frameworks for word study in a teacher friendly
manner." "Rod Winters, Winona State University" About 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
currentlyresearches 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. "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. Francine is a former first-grade teacher
and reading specialist. "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
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