This book enables readers to understand the best way to teach elementary reading or phonics. This is a practical, research-based, and classroom-proven guide to expand and enrich word study, specifically for Letter Name—Alphabetic Spellers. Step-by-step instructions introduce and guide learners through the sorting lessons. These lessons include: review sorts for initial consonants; same-vowel word families with pictures; digraphs and blends picture sorts; mixed vowel word families; picture shorts for short vowels; short vowels in CVC words; introduction to R-influenced words; and contractions. An obvious choice for elementary educators, this book can serve as a useful guide for parents interested in enhancing home study.
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Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name-Alphabetic Spellers is intended to supplement the text Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction. That core text provides a practical, research-based and classroom-proven way to study words with students. This supplemental text expands and enriches that word study, specifically for letter name-alphabetic spellers.
Letter name-alphabetic spellers are typically beginning readers. They have progressed beyond making random marks and representational drawings in their writing, and are generally using initial and final consonants with some consistency in both reading and writing. They are ready to begin the study of blends and digraphs through picture sorts, word families, and short vowels in CVC patterns.
Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name Alphabetic Spellers provides teachers with prepared reproducible sorts and step-by-step directions on how to guide students through the sorting lesson. There are organizational tips as well as follow-up activities to extend the lesson through weekly routines. The materials provided in this text will complement the use of any existing phonics, spelling, and reading curricula.
More resources for word study in the letter name-alphabetic stage, including additional spelling inventories for grades 1-3, resources for using word study with students who speak Spanish, links to website relating to word study, as well as news about the Words Their Way CD-ROM and Video, and other supplementary materials and word study events, can be found on the text's Companion Website. You can link to this site at
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