Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers, 3rd edition

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


This is a bound 3 hole punched book.

The ideal stage-specific companion to Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction.

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 a complete curriculum of word study for students who are in the syllables and affixes stage of spelling development. Complete with 58 sorts, specific teacher directions, suggestions for follow-up activities, and spell checks for ongoing assessment, this collection of sorts presents 24 words each week. The new edition includes clearly stated generalizations for each lesson, step-by-step directions for each sort, and a new pacing chart and goal setting record form. Together, 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.

Table of contents


Sorts for Early Syllables and Affixes
Unit I: Inflected Endings (-ing, -ed, -s, -es)
Unit II: Compound Words

Sorts for Middle Syllables and Affixes
Unit III: Syllable Juncture
Unit IV: Long-Vowel Patterns in Accented Syllables
Unit V: Other Vowel Patterns in Accented Syllables
Unit VI: Unaccented Syllables
Unit VII: Exploring Consonants

Sorts for Late Syllables and Affixes
Unit VIII: Affixes
Unit IX: Miscellaneous Sorts


Published by Pearson (June 19th 2017) - Copyright © 2018