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Word Journeys, Second Edition Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction,9781462512508

Word Journeys, Second Edition Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 11/26/2013
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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Summary

This trusted teacher resource and course text provides a comprehensive approach to assessing and building children's word knowledge (grades K-8). Kathy Ganske shows how carefully planned word study can improve students' reading and writing skills while fostering their appreciation of language. Complete instructions are provided for implementing the Developmental Spelling Analysis (DSA), an easy-to-use assessment tool, and for tailoring instruction to learners' strengths and weaknesses. Numerous word lists, student work samples, and "Literature Links" are included, along with 27 reproducible forms. The large-size format facilitates photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

New to This Edition:
*Addresses the Common Core State Standards.
*Incorporates additional activities and technology tips, plus updated research findings.
*Chapter explaining the meaning of word study and its role in literacy instruction, including "Researcher Voices" perspectives from noted experts.
*Ideas for making the most of small-group instructional time.
*Expanded "Literature Links" book lists, now including informational texts. 
*DSA answer sheets have been enhanced for easier scoring and several new reproducibles added.

See also the companion volumes from Ganske, Word Sorts and More: Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K-3 and Mindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4-8, which provide a wealth of ready-to-use word study activities.

Author Biography

Kathy Ganske, PhD, is Professor of the Practice of Literacy and Director of Graduate Elementary Education at Vanderbilt University. She has been involved in using, refining, and teaching about word study practices for over 25 years. Her work is grounded in extensive teaching experience in elementary classrooms. Dr. Ganske's current research interests include discussion during small-group word study instruction and literacy teacher preparation. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including Word Sorts and More and Mindful of Words, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

Table of Contents

I. Understanding Word Study Contexts
1. Word Study: Reading, Writing, and Language Connections
II. Understanding Children's Word Knowledge
2. A Developmental Perspective
3. Assessing Word Knowledge: The Developmental Spelling Analysis
III. Fostering Children's Word Knowledge
4. Planning Appropriate and Engaging Instruction
5. Letter Name Word Study
6. Within Word Pattern Word Study
7. Syllable Juncture Word Study
8. Derivational Constancy Word Study
9. Questions and Answers
Appendix 1. Supplemental Word Lists
Appendix 2. Reproducible Forms
Resources
Glossary

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