Words Their Way with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling

Paperback | June 5, 2011

byLori Helman, Donald R. Bear, Shane R. Templeton

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Words Their Way ® with English Learners, 2/e is the most complete resource available for teachers to use as they facilitate research-based word study in classrooms with students from varying language backgrounds. Included in this new edition are chapter by chapter examples of students’ work, hands-on sample learning activities, illustrative graphics and tables to support the text, a variety of word study activities, a concise outline of a research-based model of literacy development, references to multilingual language-learning materials and websites, and more.

 

The book is modeled after the widely popular word study approach, Words Their Way ® , and is designed primarily to support teachers working with students from a wide range of home languages as they learn to read and write in English.

 

 

What's New to This Edition?

  • NEW! An extensive media component, PD Toolkit for Words Their Way ® with English Learners features:
    • Tools for teaching, including:
      • assessment application tool featuring user-friendly navigation
      • instructional strategies
      • create-your-own word sorts tool
      • hundreds of additional word sorts, games and templates
      • foreign language spelling assessments for Chinese, Korean, and Spanish speakers.
      • All new how-to classroom videos showing authentic implementation of the Words Their Way® approach with English Learners
      • Complimentary 12-month access to the PDToolkit is packaged with each new Second Edition
      • To learn more, please visit http://pdtoolkit.pearson.com
      • NEW! Instructional ideas based on the most recent research have been included to enhance the theoretical foundation and instructional activities in the book.
      • NEW! Extensive graphics show how to implement the sorts and other word study activities.
      • NEW! A new chapter addresses word study for students at the advanced level of word study, Derivational Relations.
      • NEW! A teacher-friendly introduction clearly presents the theory and assessment of word knowledge development in English.
      • NEW! Hmong translations of all the pictures for sorts and games have been added to the five languages already featured (Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese) helping teachers use the vocabulary as a resource for working with students, their families, and community members.
      • NEW! References to multilingual and language-learning materials and websites help teachers access resources that bid on the cultural and linguistic foundations of students from a wide range of backgrounds.
      • NEW! Figures, boxes, and graphic representations break up the text making the material easier to understand.
      • NEW! Numerous pictures and sample sorts clarify how to do the instructional activities through each of the developmental levels.

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 See a walk through of the second edition here. --------------------  Words Their Way ® with English Learners, 2/e is the most complete resource available for teachers to use as they facilitate research-based word study in classrooms with students from varying language backgrounds. Included in this new edition are cha...

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  Lori Helman, Donald R. Bear, Shane Templeton, Marcia Invernizzi, and Francine Johnston Words Their Way ® with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling, 2/e   Words Their Way® with English Learners, 2/e is the most complete resource available for teachers to use as they facilitate research-ba...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.7 inPublished:June 5, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface

 

Chapter 1: Word Study with English Learners and the Development of Orthographic Knowledge

    UNDERSTANDING WORD STUDY WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS

        Instruction in Multilingual and Multiliterate Contexts

        Who Are English Learners in the United States?

        Languages Spoken by English Learners in the United States

    STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF ORTHOGRAPHY AND THE THREE LAYERS OF ENGLISH SPELLING

        Understanding the Three Layers of English Spelling

        Stages of Literacy Development in English

        What Students Bring to Learning to Read in English

        Build on Students’ Language and Literacy Experiences

    UNDERSTANDING WORD STUDY IN THE CLASSROOM

        Word Study Instruction

        The Three Layers of Spelling and Stages of Development in Other Written Languages

        Shallow and Deep Orthographies

    INTEGRATION OF WORD STUDY INTO LITERACY INSTRUCTION

 

Chapter 2: Getting Started: The Assessment of Orthographic Development

        Learning the Sounds of English

    ASSESSING SPELLING DEVELOPMENTALLY

        Qualitative Spelling Inventories

        Choosing a Spelling Inventory

        How to Administer Spelling Inventories to English Learners

        Determine a Stage with Power Scores

        Feature Guides to Analyze Spelling Development and Features to Study

        Establish an Instructional Level: What Students “Use But Confuse”

        Six Types of Spelling Errors Made by English Learners

        Grouping and Choosing Features and Activities for Word Study

    ASSESSMENT AT EACH SPELLING STAGE

        Assessments with English Learners in the Emergent Stage

        Assessments with English Learners in the Letter Name–Alphabetic Stage

        Assessments with English Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage

        Assessments with English Learners in the Syllables and Affixes Stage

        Assessments with English Learners in the Derivational Relations Stage

    THE ROLE OF DIALECT IN SPELLING ASSESSMENT

    ASSESSMENT OF SPELLING IN STUDENTS’ PRIMARY LANGUAGES

        Using Spelling Assessments and Sorts with Students Learning Foreign Languages

        Inventories and Spelling Development in Spanish, Chinese, and Korean

    ORAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND VOCABULARY LEARNING

        Learning about Students’ Oral Language Development

        Critical Questions about Students’ Languages and Learning

        Levels of Proficiency and Formal Tests of Oral Language

        Intermediate and Secondary Vocabulary Assessments

        Talking with Families

 

Chapter 3: Organizing for Word Study in Multilingual Classrooms: Principles and Practices

    THE ROLE OF WORD STUDY AND SORTING

    TYPES OF SORTS

        Sound Sorts

        Pattern Sorts

        Meaning/Concept Sorts

        Variations of Sorts

        Supporting Vocabulary Development during Sorting

        Supporting Vocabulary Learning during Sorting

    WORD STUDY INSTRUCTION IN MULTILINGUAL CLASSROOM SETTINGS

        Strategies to Support English Learners

    ORGANIZATION OF WORD STUDY INSTRUCTION

        Preparing Your Word Sorts

        The Big Picture: Scheduling Word Study

        Word Study Lesson Plan Format

        Structuring Interactions

        Making Sorts Harder or Easier

        Teaching Vocabulary

        Integrating Word Study into the Language Arts Curriculum

        Involving English-Learning Parents in Word Study

    TEN PRINCIPLES OF WORD STUDY INSTRUCTION WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS

    WORDS THEIR WAY ® WORD STUDY RESOURCES

 

Chapter 4: Word Study with English Learners in the Emergent Stage

    FROM SPEECH TO PRINT WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS

    CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EMERGENT STAGE OF READING AND SPELLING

    COMPONENTS OF EARLY LITERACY LEARNING

        Read To

        Read With

        Write With

        Word Study

        Talk With

      ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE EMERGENT STAGE

        Concept Books and Sorts

        Games Using Concept Picture Sorts

        Talk With and Read With Activities

        Alphabet and Letter-Sound Knowledge

 

Chapter 5: Word Study with English Learners in the Letter Name—Alphabetic Stage

    LITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE LETTER NAME—ALPHABETIC STAGE

        Students May Know Different Sounds Than Those Found in English

        Consider the Role of Correct Pronunciation

        Students Use Their Primary Language Literacy

        Students’ Primary Languages Support Their Literacy Development

        Vocabulary Is a Partner in All Sorts

        Pictures Are a Part of Many Sorts during This Stage

        Sort with Known Words and Pictures

        Letter Name—Alphabetic Spellers Are Beginning Readers

        Understanding Is the Key to Successful Reading

        Concept Sorts Encourage Discussions

    CHARACTERISTICS OF ORTHOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE LETTER NAME—ALPHABETIC STAGE

        The Letter Name Strategy, Reliance on Articulation, and the Alphabetic Principle

        Consonants and the English Learner

        Vowels and the English Learner

        The Sequence of Word Study Instruction with English Learners

    COMPONENTS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION AT THE LETTER NAME—ALPHABETIC STAGE

        Talk With

        Read To

        Read With

        Write With

        Word Study

    WORD STUDY LESSON PLAN FORMAT

      ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE LETTER NAME—ALPHABETIC STAGE

        Picture Concept Sorts

        Multi-Use Word Study Activities

        Working with Words and Sounds

        Personal Reader Activities

        Picture and Word Sorts and Related Games

 

Chapter 6: Word Study with English Learners in the Within Word Pattern Stage

    LITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE TRANSITIONAL/WITHIN WORD PATTERN STAGE

        Be Pattern Puzzlers

        Include Vocabulary Instruction

        Wide Reading Supports Oral and Written Language Development

        Sounds Play a Role at the Within Word Pattern Stage

    CHARACTERISTICS OF ORTHOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE WITHIN WORD PATTERN STAGE

        Sequence of Word Study for the Within Word Pattern Stage

        Studying High-Frequency Words with English Learners

    COMPONENTS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION AT THE TRANSITIONAL STAGE

        Talk With

        Read To

        Read With

        Write With

        Word Study

      ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE WITHIN WORD PATTERN STAGE

        Teaching New Words

        Word Study Activities at the Early Within Word Pattern Stage

        Word Study Activities at the Middle Within Word Pattern Stage

        Word Study Activities at the Late Within Word Pattern Stage

 

Chapter 7: Word Study with English Learners in the Syllables and Affixes Stage

    LITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE SYLLABLES AND AFFIXES STAGE

    CHARACTERISTICS OF ORTHOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE SYLLABLES AND AFFIXES STAGE

        Syllable Juncture and Inflectional Endings

        Explore Meaning

        Instructional Implications

    COMPONENTS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION AT THE SYLLABLES AND AFFIXES STAGE

        Talk With

        Read To

        Read With

        Write With

        Word Study

        Fostering a Climate for Word Learning

        Walking through Words with Students

      ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE SYLLABLES AND AFFIXES STAGE

        Word Study Activities at the Early Syllables and Affixes Stage

        Word Study Activities at the Middle Syllables and Affixes Stage

        Word Study Activities at the Late Syllables and Affixes Stage

 

Chapter 8: Word Study with English Learners in the Derivational Relations Stage

    LITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE DERIVATIONAL RELATIONS STAGE

    CHARACTERISTICS OF ORTHOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE DERIVATIONAL RELATIONS STAGE

    COMPONENTS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION AT THE DERIVATIONAL RELATIONS STAGE

        Word Study

        Word Study Conversations: “Walking through Words” with Students

      ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS IN THE DERIVATIONAL RELATIONS STAGE

 

Appendix

    ASSESSMENT MATERIALS FOR CHAPTER 2

    SOUND BOARDS AND ALPHABETS

    PICTURES FOR SORTS AND GAMES

    SAMPLE PICTURE AND WORD SORTS

    WORD LISTS OF PICTURES IN BOOK WITH TRANSLATIONS

    TEMPLATES FOR SORTS AND GAMES

    GAME BOARDS

    MEDIA GUIDE

 

References

Index

 

Editorial Reviews

"This is a user friendly [book] that is not bogged down in jargon or superfluous research."   "This book is user friendly and a teacher resource that is made to be used."   "This book is what teachers have been waiting for...it is a resource that you can access and use just by opening the book."   "This ELL gem belongs in every teacher's library." - Daniel DeLaO, ESL Teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, New Mexico     "This is a sorely needed resource that should be in professional libraries in every classroom with English learners." - Julie Coppola, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts   "I highly recommend this book...it is practical, usable, and built on current research on English learners." - Kristi McNeal, First Grade Teacher and Literacy Professor, California State University - Fresno, Fresno, California