What is Word Study?. Jane Bean- Folkes February, 2014. Phonics + Spelling + Vocabulary Instruction = Word Study. Why do we teach Word Study?. Word study is the study of phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction.
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Words Their Way
Literacy is like a braid of interwoven threads:
See WTW, page 2
Layers of the English Orthography:
Alphabet Pattern Meaning
Reading and Writing Stages:
Syllable & Affixes
J. Brownell, 2011
Gates (1919) wrote students should not “write words 10 times each”.
Learners need frequent, deep and rich experiences with words and vocabulary.