Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name - Alphabetic Spellers, 3rd edition

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


This is a 3 hole punched bound book.

In keeping with the authors’ belief that the hands-on word sorting approach to word study is invaluable to teachers and students alike, this volume presents prepared sorts covering the complete curriculum of word study for the letter name-alphabetic state of spelling development. Complete with 60 blackline masters, specific teacher directions, suggestions for follow-up activities, and spell checks for ongoing assessment, the collection of sorts includes both picture and word sorts for students who are in the letter name-alphabetic stage of spelling development. The new edition includes eleven new sorts, clearly stated generalizations for each lesson, step-by-step directions for each sort, and a new pacing chart and goal setting record form. The Words Their Way core text and this supplement provide teachers with the knowledge and tools to meet the wide range of needs in today's classrooms.

0134529790 / 9780134529790 Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name—Alphabetic Spellers, 3rd Edition 


Table of contents



Sorts for Early Letter Name-Alphabetic

Unit I: Review Sorts for Beginning Consonants 

Unit II: Same-Vowel Word Families with Pictures 

Sorts for Middle Letter Name-Alphabetic

Unit III: Digraphs and Blends Picture Sorts 

Unit IV: Mixed-Vowel Word Families 

Unit V: Short Vowels in CVC Words 


Sorts for Late Letter-Name Alphabetic

Unit VI: Preconsonantal Nasals 

Unit VII: Additional Sorts: Introduction to R-Influenced Vowels and Contractions 


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Published by Pearson (January 4th 2017) - Copyright © 2018