Words Their Way: Within Word Pattern Sorts For Spanish-speaking English Learners by Lori HelmanWords Their Way: Within Word Pattern Sorts For Spanish-speaking English Learners by Lori Helman

Words Their Way: Within Word Pattern Sorts For Spanish-speaking English Learners

byLori Helman, Donald R. Bear, Marcia Invernizzi

Paperback | June 11, 2013

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Words Their Way®: Within Word Pattern Sorts for Spanish Speaking English Learners provides teachers with a practical, research-based, classroom-proven way to study words with students, and a complete curriculum for within word pattern spellers from Spanish-speaking backgrounds. The approach focuses on vocabulary development and linguistic commonalities and contrasts to help support students as they grow in English. Included are prepared reproducible sorts and step-by-step directions on how to guide students through the sorting lesson, make literature connections, and follow-up activities to extend the lesson through weekly routines.


Although this book is designed to supplement the text Words Their Way® with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling the pace and scope of the book is helpful for English learners from non-Spanish speaking backgrounds as well.


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 fo...
Title:Words Their Way: Within Word Pattern Sorts For Spanish-speaking English LearnersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 0.4 inPublished:June 11, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0137028725

ISBN - 13:9780137028726


Table of Contents

Unit 1          Concept Sorts for Vocabulary Development

Unit 2          Picture Sorts Contrasting Short- and Long-Vowel Sounds

Unit 3          Sorts Contrasting Short- and Long-Vowel Sounds and Patterns (CVC and CVCe)

Unit 4          Long-Vowel Spelling Patterns, Part 1 (CVCe and CVVC)

Unit 5          Long-Vowel Spelling Patterns, Part 2

Unit 6          Introduction to Homophones

Unit 7          R-Influenced Vowel Patterns

Unit 8          Diphthongs and Other Vowel Patterns

Unit 9          Beginning and Ending Complex Consonants and Consonant Clusters

Unit 10        Contractions

Unit 11        Homophones

Unit 12        Introduction to Two-Syllable High Frequency Words

Unit 13        Introduction to Inflectional Endings with Plural and Past Tense

Editorial Reviews

Great strengths are the comparisons and contrasts between Spanish and English, the literature extensions, and the interim assessments…. I would adopt this book, and would recommend it to inservice teachers even if they are not in my courses. I think it fills a gap in material currently available to teachers.

—Karen Banks, George Mason University