Words Their Way for Parents, Tutors, and School Volunteers eBook : 9780134236896

Words Their Way for Parents, Tutors, and School Volunteers eBook

Picard, M et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: For courses in Word Study / Introduction to Reading Education. Learn how to develop a child’s word knowledge and understand its relationship to reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary. Words Their Way for Parents, Tutors, and School Volunteers is designed to provide friendly instruction in phonics, spelling, reading, writing, and vocabulary development. In this book, the authors describe the five stages of literacy development and how they are interconnected, while also offering a host of fun and purposeful activities. Step-by-step guidance is provided for teaching the essentials of word study including stage-specific explanations of what each parent, tutor, school volunteer, and child needs to know about how sound, pattern, and meaning work in words. The authors also include numerous writing and spelling samples, frequently asked questions, book lists, activities, and guidance on how to talk to children about spelling and its relationship to reading and writing. 

This book is an ideal companion to Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction.

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Table of contents
  • Chapter 1: What is Word Study and Why Is It Important?
  • Chapter 2: Word Study Basics
  • Chapter 3: Emergent Learners
  • Chapter 4: Beginning Readers in the Letter Name-Alphabetic Stage of Spelling
  • Chapter 5: Transitional Readers in the Within Word Pattern Stage of Spelling    
  • Chapter 6: Intermediate Readers and Writers in the Syllables and Affixes Stage of Spelling Development    
  • Chapter 7: Advanced Readers and Writers in the Derivational Relations Stage of Spelling Development
  • Chapter 8: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Appendix A: Sort Support for Spellers
  • Appendix B: Sound Board for Beginning Consonants and Digraphs 
  • Appendix C: Games and Templates for Sorts
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index
Features & benefits
  • The book is designed with a flexible structure so that the chapters may be read in any order, allowing users to personalise their learning experience.
  • An overview of the five stages of development includes a reader-friendly checklist to direct parents, tutors, and school volunteers to the most appropriate chapters. (Chapter 1)
  • Chapter 2, Word Study Basics, shares what a developmental word study program looks like in the school setting, and includes step-by-step guidance for essential word study techniques for the classroom and at home.
  • Numerous helpful teaching and learning aids in each stage chapter ensure comprehension and application of the concepts. (Chs. 3-7)
    • Word Study With Parents, Tutors, and School Volunteers sections include fun and purposeful activities specific to the child or young person’s stage of development.
    • Let’s Talk About It sections present stage-specific descriptions of how to talk to children about words and how they work.
    • Sort Support sections include stage-specific descriptions of the phonics, orthography, and morphology that need to be acquired to be successful in each stage of development.
  • Authentic student writing and spelling samples are included in each chapter to give readers real examples that bring the concepts to life.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Word Study and Literacy,Chapter 8, includes 26 common questions parents and teachers ask with succinct, direct responses from the authors.
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