This supplemental book expands and enriches the practical, research-based and classroom proven way to study words with students, specifically Word Pattern spelling. Notes for the Teacher, Organizational tips, and follow-up activities all assist teachers and future teachers to begin using word sorts with minimal preparation and to easily reinforce previous word sort skills as students learn and build new ones. Designed for use as part of a reading curriculum where word pattern spelling is covered, topics provide step-by-step instructions on how to introduce and guide students through the sorting lesson. The free Words Their Way CD-ROM supplement is loaded with extra pdf files of games, word sorts, word lists, and game boards providing ready to print activities for new teachers. The Companion Website provides a resource for additional spelling inventories for grades 1-3, resources for using word sorts with ELL learners, and links to related word study websites. Designed for use as part of a reading curriculum where word pattern spelling is covered.