Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Within Word Pattern 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 within word pattern spellers. Within word pattern spellers are typically transitional readers. During this stage of development, students learn to spell long-vowel patterns, and they read most single-syllable words accurately and with increasing fluency. They are ready to begin contrasting long and short vowels, and sorting words by grammatic and semantic features. Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Within Word Pattern 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 within word pattern stage, including additional spelling inventories for grades 1 through 4, resources for using word study with students who speak Spanish, links to websites related to word study, as well as news about theWords Their Way CD-ROMand Video, and other companion materials and word study events, can be found on the text's Companion Website. You can link to this site at www.prenhall.com/bearInvernizzi, Marcia is the author of 'Words Their Way Word Sorts for Within Word Pattern Spellers', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131838161 and ISBN 0131838164.