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Words Their Way Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers, 2nd Edition

By Francine Johnston, Marcia Invernizzi, Donald R. Bear, Shane Templeton

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 16, 2008


Words Their Way® companion volumes, 2e

We believe that the hands-on word sorting approach to word study is invaluable to you and your students.  These stage-specific companion volumes to Words Their Way®: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction provide a complete curriculum of reproducible sorts and detailed directions for the teacher working with students in each stage of spelling development, from emergent through derivational relations. 


NEW! All second editions boast

  • 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 

This collection of word sorting activities is for students who are in the syllables and affixes stage of spelling development, typically intermediate or advanced readers and writers (Grades 3 to 8).  These students are ready to study multi-syllabic words–beginning with consonant doubling, plural endings and moving through the study of basic prefixes and suffixes. The sorts in this collection present 24 words each week, selected according to their frequency of occurrence in reading materials and allowing students to discover spelling generalizations or to compare syllable juncture features and patterns.


Table of Contents

Overview    1



Plurals and Other Inflected Endings 5

SORTS 10—11

Compound Words 29

SORTS 12—16

Syllable Juncture 35

SORTS 17—28

Vowel Patterns in Accented Syllables 47

SORTS 29—35

Unaccented Syllables 69

SORTS 36—45

Exploring Consonants 83

SORTS 46—52

Affixes 97

SORTS 53—56

Miscellaneous Sorts 111

Appendix 119