Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name-Alphabetic Spellersis intended to supplement the textWords Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction.That core text provides a practical, research-based and classroom-proven way to study words with students. This supplemental text expands and enriches that word study, specifically for letter name-alphabetic spellers. Letter name-alphabetic spellers are typically beginning readers. They have progressed beyond making random marks and representational drawings in their writing, and are generally using initial and final consonants with some consistency in both reading and writing. They are ready to begin the study of blends and digraphs through picture sorts, word families, and short vowels in CVC patterns. Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name Alphabetic Spellersprovides teachers with prepared reproducible sorts and step-by-step directions on how to guide students through the sorting lesson. There are organizational tips as well as follow-up activities to extend the lesson through weekly routines. The materials provided in this text will complement the use of any existing phonics, spelling, and reading curricula. More resources for word study in the letter name-alphabetic stage, including additional spelling inventories for grades 1-3, resources for using word study with students who speak Spanish, links to website relating to word study, as well as news about theWords Their WayCD-ROM and Video, and other supplementary materials and word study events, can be found on the text's Companion Website. You can link to this site at www.prenhall.com/bearJohnston, Francine R. is the author of 'Words Their Way Word Sorts for Letter Name-Alphabetic Spellers', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131838130 and ISBN 013183813X.