Words Their Way with English Learners helps teachers determine what their students bring with them from their home languages, where their instruction in English orthography should begin, and how best to move these students through their literacy development.
Words Their Way with English Learners uses proven, research-based word study development as a foundation to help English learners develop literacy skills. Chapters 1 through 3 introduces teachers of English Learners to the stages of spelling and reading development, the assessments to use, and the best ways to organize your classroom for word study. This new book also includes samples of student writing in Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and Spanish throughout these early chapters to contextualize the assessment information.
- Unique! Connects students home language with their new language helping children improve their oral and written abilities much more quickly.
- Early Assessment coverage (Ch.2) and Assessment Tools available in the Appendix provide readers with a strong foundation in assessment and help them determine the developmental level of each child. Based on these assessments teachers can then group children with similar developmental abilities.
- Organized around 5 developmental levels (ch. 4-7) that outline the most appropriate and effective word study instruction for this audience, from the Emergent learner through readers and writers in the Derivational Relations stage.
- A rich bank of classroom-proven word study activities close each of the five developmental levels found in chapters 4-7 and promise to engage your students, motivate them, and improve their oral and written abilities in English.
- Unique! A robust Appendix at the back of Words Their Way with English Learners contains all the assessment tools necessary to get word study underway and offers word lists in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Arabic; picture and word sorts; and game templates to advance word study instruction in diverse K-8 classrooms.
- Based on the developmental approach of the word study book Words Their Way 3e and new research on working with English Language Learners.