Francine R. Johnston, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Marcia Invernizzi, University of Virginia
Donald R. Bear, Iowa State University
Shane Templeton, University of Nevada, Reno
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.Words Their Way® with PreK-K is a hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study that illustrates how to integrate and teach phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills to the youngest readers. Why word study with PreK and kindergarten students? Because the hands-on approach motivates them, keeps them engaged, and helps them built literacy skills. The word study approach as outlined by renowned Words Their Way® authors is a developmentally-driven instructional method. It has always been extremely popular for this developmental approach, as well as its concrete methods for teaching children phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills.
Contents in Brief
Chapter 1: Oral Language, Vocabulary and Concept Development
Chapter 2: Alphabet– Letter Recognition and Production
Chapter 3: Phonological Awareness
Chapter 4: Concepts about Print and Writing
Chapter 5: Word Study for Phonics and Spelling
Chapter 6: Concept of Word in Text
Chapter 7: Classroom Organization in PreK and Kindergarten Settings Appendix
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Francine Johnston is a former first grade teacher and reading specialist who learned about word study during her graduate work at the University of Virginia. She is now an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches courses in reading, language arts, and children's literature. Francine frequently works with regional school systems as a consultant and researcher. Her research interests include current spelling practices and materials as well as the relationship between spelling and reading achievement.
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