Word Sorts and More: Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K-3 by Kathy GanskeWord Sorts and More: Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K-3 by Kathy Ganske

Word Sorts and More: Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K-3

byKathy GanskeEditorKathy Ganske

Paperback | May 25, 2006

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A tremendous timesaver for teachers, this indispensable book contains more than 200 word, picture, and letter sorts, ready to photocopy and use in K-3 classrooms. Provided are engaging categorization activities that span the stages of emergent, letter name, and within word pattern spelling. Also featured are decoding activities, assessment materials, tips from other teachers, recommended links to children's literature, and strategies for working with diverse students, including English-language learners and struggling older readers.

See also Ganske'sWord Journeys, Second Edition: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction, which provides a comprehensive framework for assessing and building word knowledge, andMindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4-8, which presents word study activities for the intermediate and middle grades.
Kathy Ganske, PhD, is Professor of the Practice of Literacy and Director of Graduate Elementary Education at Vanderbilt University. She has been involved in using, refining, and teaching about word study practices for over 25 years. Her work is grounded in extensive teaching experience in elementary classrooms. Dr. Ganske's current res...
Title:Word Sorts and More: Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K-3Format:PaperbackDimensions:404 pages, 10.5 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:May 25, 2006Publisher:Guilford PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1593850506

ISBN - 13:9781593850500

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Setting the Stage
Part 2. Word Study for Emergent Learners
Part 3. Word Study for Letter Name Spellers
Part 4. Word Study for Within Word Pattern Spellers
Appendix A. Emergent Literacy Assessments
Appendix B. Oh No! Card Game
Appendix C. Make-It, Break-It Letter Cards
Appendix D. Working with Spanish-Speaking English-Language Learners
Appendix E. Templates and Other Materials
Children's Literature

Editorial Reviews

"Ganske offers an excellent tool filled with fun, meaningful hands-on activities. Busy primary teachers will especially appreciate the numerous research-based, reproducible sorts (word, picture, and letter), templates, and games included in this title."--"Curriculum Connections"