Word Study for Transitional Learners Chpt 6

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Orthographic development and word study instruction during the within word pattern stage helps students build on their knowledge of the sound layer of English orthography and explore the pattern layer. The within word pattern stage is a transitional stage of literacy between the beginning stage and the intermediate stage. Students may be found in the middle-to-late part of first grade, mostly in second, third, and early fourth grade, and struggling readers in middle and high school. Reading: Students move from the full alphabetic phase to the consolidated alphabetic phase. They begin to recognize patterns and chunks to recognize unfamiliar words. Writing: Writing becomes more fluent during this period of development becuase students know how to automatically spell many words. Writing is performed with greater speed and less consious attention.Vocabulary: Teachers take an active and deliberate role to ensuring that students are adding, on average, 10 0r 15 words a week to their oral vocabularies.

For Transitional Learners

Word Study Notebooks: Provides an organizational structure and documentation of student work for assessment and grading. Students record their weekly sort and other activities.Word Hunts: To help students see the connection between word study and reading, ask them to go through what they have recently read to find words that fit the particular sound or pattern they are studying.Homework: A 'Word Study At Home Checklist" is a letter for parents describing homework routines for each day of the week and should be sent home with an extra copy of the weekly words.Resources and Games: Free or for purchase-materials online that students can access from home and can also be used in the classroom.

Routines and Management

Students explore the pattern layer of English spelling. 1. How words are spelled may depend on their histories and origins.2. How sounds are spelled may depend on their position within a word. 3. How sounds are spelled may depend on other sounds next to them.4. How words are spelled may depend on the meaning of the word.

Orthographic Development


Students should be able to read the words before sorting.Choose sorts that match students' development and represent what they use but confuse.Avoid teaching rules-instead, have students find reliable patterns.Sort by sound and pattern.Do not hide exceptios.

Word Study Instruction


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