Words Their Way with Struggling Readers: Word Study For Reading, Vocabulary, And Spelling…

Paperback | May 13, 2010

byKevin Flanigan, Latisha Hayes, Shane R. Templeton

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Intended for the classroom teacher, this newest addition to the Words Their Way® series provides specific guidance, strategies, and tools for helping struggling students, grades 4 and up, catch up with their peers in literacy. The thrust is intervention — specifically, utilizing word study with its hands-on, assessable approach to aid students struggling with the vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension load of middle and secondary classrooms. This book will help you determine student needs, provide you with the strategies to guide each student toward success in content area comprehension, and even outline ideas for fitting these strategies into your crowded schedule.

 

Check out what educators are saying about Words Their Way ®  with Struggling Adolescent Readers!

 

"Your chapters deal with the realities of a teacher’s day and demonstrate ways that teachers can incorporate skills and strategies across the content areas. I really learned a great deal from this copy. You have so many excellent ideas that will help teachers."

Karen Polk, Northport Schools, New York

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Intended for the classroom teacher, this newest addition to the Words Their Way® series provides specific guidance, strategies, and tools for helping struggling students, grades 4 and up, catch up with their peers in literacy. The thrust is intervention — specifically, utilizing word study with its hands-on, assessable approach to aid ...

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                                                   Kevin R. Flanigan, Latisha Hayes, Shane Templeton, Donald R. Bear,                                                                           Marcia Invernizzi, and Francine R. Johnston                                                          ...

Kevin R. Flanigan has taught as both a classroom teacher in the upper elementary/middle grades and as a reading specialist/literacy coach working with kindergartners through middle-grades students.  He has authored or co-authored articles in The Reading Teacher, The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and the Journal of Literacy...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:May 13, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780135135211

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter One

Word Study with Struggling Older Readers…Discusses three main areas that impact reading performance: orthographic knowledge, vocabulary and comprehension knowledge, and motivation/engagement.

Chapter Two

The Assessment of Orthographic Development and Vocabulary Knowledge:  Outlines orthographic and vocabulary assessments that get teachers started in developmentally targeted word study instruction.

Chapter Three

Word Study Instruction and Organization:  Principles and Practices…Describes how to organize and manage individual as well as small and whole group activities (e.g., word sorting, writing applications, etc.) to deliver effective developmental word study instruction.

PART ONE…Word Study for Orthographic Knowledge:  Phonics, Spelling, and Decoding

 Chapter Four

Word Study with Older Struggling Readers in the Within Word Pattern Stage…Highlights effective instructional practices that promote phonics, spelling, and decoding knowledge.  Orthographic features covered:  vowel and complex consonant patterns.

Chapter Five

Word Study with Older Struggling Readers in the Syllables and Affixes Stage… Highlights effective instructional practices that promote phonics, spelling, and decoding knowledge.  Orthographic features covered:  syllable patterns as well as accented and unaccented syllables.

PART TWO…Word Study for Vocabulary Knowledge:  Generative and Content-Specific

Chapter Six

Generative Vocabulary Instruction…Highlights effective instructional practices that promote vocabulary knowledge.  Teaches students how to tap into the power of Latin and Greek derived prefixes, suffixes, and roots to exponentially increase vocabulary knowledge.

Chapter Seven

Content-Specific Vocabulary Instruction…Highlights effective instructional practices that promote vocabulary knowledge in specific content areas.  Focuses on general, core academic vocabulary and vocabulary specific to math, science, social studies, and English.

Editorial Reviews

Your chapters deal with the realities of a teacher’s day and demonstrate ways that teachers can incorporate skills and strategies across the content areas. I really learned a great deal from this copy. You have so many excellent ideas that will help teachers. Karen Polk, Northport Schools, New York   I see the goal as an attempt to answer the needs of knowledgeable teachers and reading specialists working with adolescents in school settings. I think the authors have struck a near perfect rendition of the scope needed to address their goals. Rod Winters, Winona State University   The major goal of this book is to provide specific strategies to improve the reading skills of struggling older readers. I believe that the authors have fully accomplished this goal. They have also successfully provided many great suggestions and activities to help content area teachers make content reading and comprehension more accessible. Debbie Cottle, Columbus Academy, Ohio   The authors' in-depth description of classroom management and organization should go a long way toward alleviating fears that teachers have of implementing word study in the intermediate or secondary grades. Teachers of any subject area can immediately begin using these strategies in their classrooms and feel confident doing so. Every middle or high school teacher should have a copy of Words Their Way ® with Struggling Adolescent Readers in their classroom regardless of the subject being taught. David Smith, University of Nevada, Reno   Well written, lots of good teaching examples, some wonderful insights about vocabulary that will stick with teachers. The teaching activities are excellent and teachers will find them highly useful. I very much appreciated having the great assessment tools. The goal settng guide is also excellent. Teachers won't get this information elsewhere. Timothy Shanahan, University of Illinois, Chicago   The authors have created a comprehensive text for teaching struggling readers, English Language Learners, and even most all of our students how to learn vocabulary and word study. There is a definite need for this kind of instruction, and these authors do quite well in presenting the material for pre-service and practicing teachers. Jackie Glasgow, Ohio University      ,