Words Their Way: Within Word Pattern Sorts for Spanish-Speaking English Learners, 1st edition

  • Lori Helman
  • Donald R. Bear
  • Marcia Invernizzi
  • Shane Templeton
  • Francine R. Johnston


Words Their Way®: Within Word Pattern Sorts for Spanish Speaking English Learners provides teachers with a practical, research-based, classroom-proven way to study words with students, and a complete curriculum for within word pattern spellers from Spanish-speaking backgrounds. The approach focuses on vocabulary development and linguistic commonalities and contrasts to help support students as they grow in English. Included are prepared reproducible sorts and step-by-step directions on how to guide students through the sorting lesson, make literature connections, and follow-up activities to extend the lesson through weekly routines.


Although this book is designed to supplement the text Words Their Way® with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling the pace and scope of the book is helpful for English learners from non-Spanish speaking backgrounds as well.


Table of contents

Unit 1          Concept Sorts for Vocabulary Development

Unit 2          Picture Sorts Contrasting Short- and Long-Vowel Sounds

Unit 3          Sorts Contrasting Short- and Long-Vowel Sounds and Patterns (CVC and CVCe)

Unit 4          Long-Vowel Spelling Patterns, Part 1 (CVCe and CVVC)

Unit 5          Long-Vowel Spelling Patterns, Part 2

Unit 6          Introduction to Homophones

Unit 7          R-Influenced Vowel Patterns

Unit 8          Diphthongs and Other Vowel Patterns

Unit 9          Beginning and Ending Complex Consonants and Consonant Clusters

Unit 10        Contractions

Unit 11        Homophones

Unit 12        Introduction to Two-Syllable High Frequency Words

Unit 13        Introduction to Inflectional Endings with Plural and Past Tense

Published by Pearson (June 11th 2013) - Copyright © 2014