Donald R. Bear

Books by This Author

Vocabulary Their Way: Word Study with Middle and Secondary Students

Product Description: The author team that developed the research-rooted word study phenomenon Words Their Way turn their attention to the same kind of hands on, research based approach to developing vocabulary with students in intermediate, middle, and secondary grades. The text offers research-tested ideas for helping students use word patterns to puzzle out meaning to content area vocabulary.

Words Their Way with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling (2nd Ed.)

This second edition includes all of the teacher-friendly resources of the first edition, with the added bonus of an extensive media component featuring multiple videos, ready-made word sorts, and a "create-your-own word sorts" tool. Another highlight is the inclusion of a new chapter addressing the most advanced level of word study, Derivational Relations, which will allow teachers to design word study lessons for students at upper elementary through high school levels.

Words Their Way with English Learners: Word Study for Spelling, Phonics, and Vocabulary Instruction.

One reality of today's classrooms is the limited help available to teachers trying to support English learners' literacy skills. This text follows the framework of the original Words Their Way program and applies the same principles to English language learners. Using this text, teachers determine what each student brings with them from their home languages, where their instruction in English orthography should begin, and how best to move each student through development.

Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction

“Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary and Spelling Instruction provides a practical way to study words with students. Based on the research on invented and developmental spelling, the framework of this text is keyed to the five stages of spelling or orthographic development. Ordered in this developmental format, Words Their Way complements the use of any existing phonics, spelling, and vocabulary curricula” (From the Preface).

Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction

With more than 15 years of extensive observations and experiences in real classrooms, the authors bring keen insight to this activity-based book. They advocate basing student learning on the appropriate developmental level. This philosophy is supported with more than 250 ready-to-use word study, spelling, vocabulary, and phonics activities presented in developmental sequence, from the Emergent through the Derivational Relation stage.