Click here to view videos of the authors talking about Words Their Way! 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. This companion volume, the last in the series, provides word study for advanced readers and writers in the derivational relations stage of spelling development (Grades 5 — 12). The text focuses on spelling and vocabulary knowledge that grow primarily through processes of derivation–from a single base word or word root to a number of related words derived through the addition of prefixes and suffixes. Additionally, students explore word origins and word spelling-meaning relationships.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The ideal stage-specific companion to Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction. In keeping with the authors’ belief that the hands-on word sorting approach to word study is invaluable to teachers and students alike, this volume presents a complete curriculum of word study for students who are in the syllables and affixes stage of spelling development. Complete with 58 sorts, specific teacher directions, suggestions for follow-up activities, and spell checks for ongoing assessment, this collection of sorts presents 24 words each week. The new edition includes clearly stated generalizations for each lesson, step-by-step directions for each sort, and a new pacing chart and goal setting record form. Together, the Words Their Way core text and this supplement provide teachers with the knowledge and tools to meet the wide range of needs in today's classrooms.
In this new edition of the most comprehensive vocabulary text available, pre-service, novice, and experienced middle and high school teachers get invaluable tools to share with their students that will enable them to learn thousands of words independently. With an emphasis on developing students' word consciousness–the knowledge and predisposition to learn, appreciate, and effectively use words–the book addresses three broad aspects of vocabulary learning and instruction: context-based instruction, word-specific instruction, and generative morphology instruction, as a means to enabling teachers to teach vocabulary their way. The new edition features an expanded author team; separate chapter for the major disciplines/subjects, including a separate chapter on Art, Music, Physical Education, and Career and Technical Education; a new, easily-accessible format presenting the strategies, activities, and assessments; chapter notes directing readers to the PDToolkit online resource, new Activity Selection Charts in each chapter; referencing to the Common Core Standards in each activity and strategy; updated research throughout; a new look at Academic Language; and a revised ESL chapter with a strong new multilingual focus.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Words Their Way® with PreK-K is a hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study that illustrates how to integrate and teach phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills to the youngest readers. Why word study with PreK and kindergarten students? Because the hands-on approach motivates them, keeps them engaged, and helps them built literacy skills. The word study approach as outlined by renowned Words Their Way® authors is a developmentally-driven instructional method. It has always been extremely popular for this developmental approach, as well as its concrete methods for teaching children phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills.
Presents games and sorting activities that teachers can use to help students learn vocabulary, spelling, vowel patterns, compound words, and syllable structure.
This entry in the Words Their Way series provides specific guidance, strategies, and tools for helping struggling students 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.
Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python will teach you how to make computer games using the popular Python programming language—even if you’ve never programmed before! Begin by building classic games like Hangman, Guess the Number, and Tic-Tac-Toe, and then work your way up to more advanced games, like a text-based treasure hunting game and an animated collision-dodging game with sound effects. Along the way, you’ll learn key programming and math concepts that will help you take your game programming to the next level. Learn how to: *Combine loops, variables, and flow control statements into real working programs *Choose the right data structures for the job, such as lists, dictionaries, and tuples *Add graphics and animation to your games with the pygame module *Handle keyboard and mouse input *Program simple artificial intelligence so you can play against the computer *Use cryptography to convert text messages into secret code *Debug your programs and find common errors As you work through each game, you’ll build a solid foundation in Python and an understanding of computer science fundamentals. What new game will you create with the power of Python? The projects in this book are compatible with Python 3.
Editing is often seen as one item on a list of steps in the writing process—usually put somewhere near the end, and often completely crowded out of writer's workshop. Too many times daily editing lessons happen in a vacuum, with no relationship to what students are writing. In Everyday Editing, Jeff Anderson asks teachers to reflect on what sort of message this approach sends to students. Does it tell them that editing and revision are meaningful parts of the writing process, or just a hunt for errors with a 50/50 chance of getting it right—comma or no comma? Instead of rehearsing errors and drilling students on what's wrong with a sentence, Jeff invites students to look carefully at their writing along with mentor texts, and to think about how punctuation, grammar, and style can be best used to hone and communicate meaning. Written in Jeff's characteristically witty style, this refreshing and practical guide offers an overview of his approach to editing within the writing workshop as well as ten detailed sets of lessons covering everything from apostrophes to serial commas. These lessons can be used throughout the year to replace Daily Oral Language or error-based editing strategies with a more effective method for improving student writing.
Contains eighty lessons for teaching students the craft of nonfiction writing, each with a discussion of the lesson, directions on how to teach it, and resource material; grouped by grade level, including kindergarten through second, third and fourth, and fifth through eighth.
This is the story of how 2013 Superintendent of the Year, Mark Edwards, led the Mooresville, N.C. Graded School District in its goal of creating a vibrant new learning environment for teachers and students and achieving outstanding academic results through an innovative digital conversion initiative that provided every student and teacher with a laptop, despite a very modest resource base. Every Child, Every Day gives readers a look at the visionary success factors that worked together to produce positive results–a culture of caring, digital resources, a relentless focus on data, leadership at all levels, and student-centered learning–and shows how their interplay drove, and can drive, academic improvement in virtually any school district. New funding strategies that address the budget issue combine with step-by-step replication tips to provide valuable inspiration and guidelines to help every school succeed on the digital conversion path to student achievement.
Social-Emotional Curriculum With Gifted and Talented Students provides a thorough introduction to methods for developing social-emotional curricula for use with gifted and talented learners in the school setting. Educational Resource
Writing in Response is a flexible, brief rhetoric that offers a unique focus on the critical practices of experienced readers—analysis and reflection—the skills at the heart of academic writing. It helps students compose academic essays by showing how active reading and exploratory writing bring fresh ideas to light and how informal response is developed into polished, documented prose. Extensively class tested, Writing in Response emphasizes the key techniques common to reading, thinking, and writing throughout the humanities and social sciences by teaching students the value of a social, incremental, and recursive writing process. Read the preface.
"Each Month-by-month phonics book explains how to help all children learn to read and write through systematic, multilevel instruction as part of the Working with words block in the Four-Blocks framework. These books include step-by-step activities that instill the desire to learn to read and write, develop phonemic awareness, encourage letter and sound recognition, teach essential language and print concepts, and extend vocabulary"--Back cover.
Young readers stay encouraged to learn when working with the latest edition of this valuable supplement. Including more activities, lessons, and reproducibles, it will show teachers significant results when used as part of a balanced literacy program. This book assists kindergartners in developing phonemic awareness, improving letter and sound recognition, and enhancing their vocabularies.