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Description - Words Their Way for Parents, Tutors, and School Volunteers by Michelle Picard

For courses in Word Study / Introduction to Reading Education.


Learn how to develop a child's word knowledge and understand its relationship to reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary.


Words Their Way for Parents, Tutors, and School Volunteers is designed to provide friendly instruction in phonics, spelling, reading, writing, and vocabulary development. In this book, the authors describe the five stages of literacy development and how they are interconnected, while also offering a host of fun and purposeful activities. Step-by-step guidance is provided for teaching the essentials of word study including stage-specific explanations of what each parent, tutor, school volunteer, and child needs to know about how sound, pattern, and meaning work in words. The authors also include numerous writing and spelling samples, frequently asked questions, book lists, activities, and guidance on how to talk to children about spelling and its relationship to reading and writing.

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