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Words Their Way Word Sorts for Derivational Relations Spellers, 2nd edition

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

Published by Pearson (June 23rd 2008) - Copyright © 2009

2nd edition

Words Their Way Word Sorts for Derivational Relations Spellers

ISBN-13: 9780135145784

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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 Derivational Relations spellers (Grades 5 - 12).  This stage-specific companion volume to Words Their Way®: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction provides a complete curriculum of reproducible sorts and detailed directions for the teacher working with students in the derivational relations stage of spelling. 


This second edition boasts:

  • Targeted Learners sections that clarify which students will benefit most from the instruction
  • Spell Checks and other Assessments available more frequently throughout
  • High Frequency Words receive special attention 


Table of contents

Unit I: Prefixes

Sort 1 Prefixes  (in-, un-, dis-, mis-)

Sort 2  Prefixes  (pre-, post-, fore-, after-)

Sort 3 Prefixes (re-, ex-, in-, de-) 

Sort 4  Prefixes (sub-, com-, pro-, en-)

Assessment for Sorts 1 -4

Unit II:  Derivational Suffixes

Sort 5  Suffixes (-y and —ly)

Sort 6 comparative suffixes (-er, -est, -iest, -ier)

Sort 7 Noun Suffixes (-er, -or, -ist, -ian)

Suffixes (-ment, -less, -ness)

Sort 9 Siffixes (-ary, -ery, -ory)

Sort 10 Suffixes (-ty and —ity)

Sort 11 suffixes (-al, -ial, -ic)

Sort 12 Adjective Suffixes (-ful, -ous, -ious)

Sort 13 Ver b Suffixes (-en, -ize, -ify)

Assessment for Sorts 5 — 13

Unit III: The Suffix -ion

Sort 14 Adding —ion to Base Words, No Spelling Change

Sort 15  Adding —ion and —ian, no spelling change

Sort 16  Adding —ion; e-drop and Spelling Change

Sort 17  Adding —ation, -cation, and —ition

Assessment for Sorts 14 - 17

Unit IV:  Spelling-Meaning Patterns

Sort 18  Consonant Alternation

Sort 19 Vowel Alternation — Long to Short

Sort 20 Vowel Alternation — Long to Short/Schwa

Sort 21 Adding Suffixe -ity: Vowel Alternation, Schwa to Short

Sort 22 Vowel Alternation, Long, Short, and Schwa

Sort 23 Adding -ion: Vowel Alternation — Spelling Change

Sort 24 Multiple Vowel Alternations

Assessment for  Sorts 18 - 24

Unit V:  Greek and Latin Elements I

Sort 25 Greek Number Prefixes  mono- , uni-, bi-, tri-)

Sort 26 More Number Prefixes

Sort 27  Greek and Latin Elements: Size (micro-, mega-, super- hyper-)

Sort 28  Greek Roots (tle, phon, photo, graph)

Sort 29 More Greek Roots (geo, therm, scope, meter, logy)

Sort 30 Latin Roots  (spect, port, form)

Sort 31 Latin Roots  (dic, aud, vis) 

Sort 32 Latin Roots  (gress, rupt, tract, mot)

Sort 33 Latin Roots  (fract, flect.flex, ject, mist./mit)

Sort 34 Latin Roots  (man, scrib/script, cred, fac)

Assessment for  Sorts 25 - 34

Unit VI:  Greek and Latin Elements II

Sort 35  Latin Roots  (duc/duct, sequ/sec, flu, ver/vert)

Sort 36  Latin Roots ( bene, mal) and Prefixes (ante-, post-)

Sort 37 Greek and Latin Elements: Amount (magni, min, poly, omni)

Sort 38 Greek and Latin Elements: Body (cap, corp, dent/don’t, ped/pod)

Sort 39 Greek and Latin Elements: (terr, astr/aster, hydra/hydro, bio)

Sort 40 Latin Roots (

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