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Title:  Words Their Way
Description: Words Their Way is an approach to phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction for students in kindergarten through high school. The program can be implemented as a core or supplemental curriculum and aims to provide a practical way to study words with students. The WWC identified 29 studies that examined the effects of Words Their Way on beginning readers that were published or released between 1983 and 2012. After reviewing these studies, the WWC found that none meet WWC evidence standards. Therefore, the WWC is unable to draw any conclusions based on research about the impacts of Words Their Way on beginning readers. Additional research is needed to determine if the program works for these students.
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Cover Date: February 2013
Web Release: February 20, 2013
Print Release: February 20, 2013
Publication #: WWC IRL622
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Intervention Report, please contact:
Joy Lesnick.