Responses from the field…
A strength of each chapter is the Notes for the Teacher section that introduces each set of sorts. This reminds teachers about developmental appropriateness and pacing variations based on learner needs. Clearly the gradual release of responsibility model of guided instruction is promoted and reinforced throughout the text.
Barbara Pettegrew, Otterbein College
Chapter layout is excellent. Format is designed to include anything that might be needed for the lesson, and each takes you step by step through the process being taught, allowing time for students to internalize and firm up the skills and strategies.
Susan K. McCloskey, California State University, Fresno
From the Back Cover
We believe that the hands-on word sorting approach to word study is invaluable to you and your students. Broaden your word study understanding and instruction with this expanded word sorting tool for week by week implementation with Within Word Pattern spellers (Grades 1-4). This stage-specific companion volume to Words Their Way ® : Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction provides a complete curriculum of reproducible sorts and detailed directions for the teacher working with students in the witin word pattern stage of spelling.
NEW! This second edition boasts
- Literature Connections making links between features being studies and valuable children’s literature
- Targeted Learners sections that clarify which students will benefit most from the instruction
- Spell Checks and other Assessments available more frequently throughout
- High Frequency Words receive special attention