Words Their Way For Prek-k by Francine JohnstonWords Their Way For Prek-k by Francine Johnston

Words Their Way For Prek-k

byFrancine Johnston, Marcia Invernizzi, Lori Helman

Paperback | February 12, 2014

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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.
  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 c...
Title:Words Their Way For Prek-kFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 0.5 inPublished:February 12, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132430169

ISBN - 13:9780132430166


Table of Contents

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

Editorial Reviews

This text is exactly what I would expect from the Words Their Way team. It is a very useful, complete, and developmentally appropriate approach to word study for the early grades.  It will be helpful both to pre-service and in-service teachers.  The suggested literature and activities are tremendous resources, and include step-by-step directions that are perfect for beginning teachers. -- Pamela Sullivan, James Madison University   Words Their Way for PreK-K is full of great educational lessons and resources. There are lessons on all major topics, which allow our pre-service teachers to expand their lesson galleries. It includes children’s books to use in the classroom, of which there can never be too many. The stories from actual classrooms and the writing’s casual tone help to make the text less intimidating and more teacher-friendly.   The amount of detail and number of resources in a text are key, and this text is packed with practical applications. Many texts dwell on vocabulary and theory and forget that people always want to know, “How do I use this?” This text answers that question. -- Karen Gooch, Miami University