Words Their Way: Within Word Pattern Sorts for Spanish-Speaking English Learners
©2014 |Pearson | Available
Lori Helman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Donald R. Bear, Iowa State University
Marcia Invernizzi, University of Virginia
Shane Templeton, University of Nevada, Reno
Francine R. Johnston, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
©2014 |Pearson | Available
A practical, research-based, and classroom-proven way to study words with students.
Designed as a supplement to the text Words Their Way® with English Learners, this practical, research-based, classroom-proven approach to studying words with students provides 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 advance in English. The text outlines a curriculum designed to scaffold students in four ways:
1) Carefully pacing and sequencing word study learning from simple to more complex features
2) Starting with the most common and high-utility English words
3) Teaching vocabulary through pictures and word-picture matching
4) Providing opportunities to build on the Spanish language skills that students bring from their home language
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. Teachers will find it easy to use this guide as a complement to existing phonics, spelling, and reading curricula.
Great strengths are the comparisons and contrasts between Spanish and English, the literature extensions, and the interim assessments…. I would adopt this book, and would recommend it to inservice teachers even if they are not in my courses. I think it fills a gap in material currently available to teachers.
—Karen Banks, George Mason University
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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
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Lori Helman is associate professor in literacy education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota. Her research and writing have focused extensively on the reading and spelling development of students learning English as a new language, including other Words Their Way® instructional materials for English learners.
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