More than 30,000 teachers have used this skillfully crafted book to build children's word knowledge with engaging categorization activities organized by spelling stages. Featuring rich classroom examples, the revised and expanded second edition gives increased attention to teaching English learners (ELs), among other enhancements. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the volume includes over 200 reproducible word, picture, and letter sorts, plus additional reproducible forms and activities in the appendices. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible appendix materials. The website also features supplemental PowerPoint assessment slides and 16 pages of Spanish-English cognate sorts.
New to This Edition:
*Greatly expanded content on teaching ELs, including a chapter showcasing researcher perspectives as well as supplemental online resources.
*Cutting-edge SAIL (survey, analyze, interpret, link) framework for small-group lesson planning, complete with a detailed sample lesson and script.
*Additional user-friendly tools: student performance records and the No-Nonsense Word Recognition Assessment.
*Firsthand teacher perspectives now get a full chapter; many are new.
See also Ganske's Word Journeys, Second Edition: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction, which provides a comprehensive framework for assessing and building word knowledge, and Mindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4–8, which presents word study activities for the intermediate and middle grades.
About the Author
Kathy Ganske, PhD, is Research Professor in the Department of the Practice of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University. She has been involved in researching, using, refining, and teaching about word study practices for over 25 years. Dr. Ganske's work is grounded in extensive teaching experience in elementary classrooms. Her current research interests include vocabulary development during small-group word study instruction and literacy reform in challenging schools. Dr. Ganske is the author, coauthor, or editor of several books, including Word Journeys, Second Edition; Word Sorts and More, Second Edition; Mindful of Words; and Comprehension across the Curriculum, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.