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.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Word Study with Struggling Older Readers…Discusses three main areas that impact reading performance: orthographic knowledge, vocabulary and comprehension knowledge, and motivation/engagement.
The Assessment of Orthographic Development and Vocabulary Knowledge: Outlines orthographic and vocabulary assessments that get teachers started in developmentally targeted word study instruction.
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
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.
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
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.
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.