Donald R. Bear

Donald Bear is director of the E. L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy where since 1986 he has worked with children who struggle to learn to read and write, directly through assessments and tutoring programs in the center and through Reading Buddies tutoring programs.

Donald is a professor in the Department of Educational Specialties in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has been a third and fourth grade classroom teacher. Donald has been involved in a number of grants and innovative professional development programs. Assessments that he has developed are widely used in statewide literacy programs. He conducts workshops and consults with school districts to develop their programs.

Recent studies and writings examine the synchrony of literacy development, word study with English-language learners, upper level word knowledge, and the literacy learning of preschoolers. He is a co-author of several books, including Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction.

Products

1.Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers, 3rd EditionWords Their Way: Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers, 3rd Edition
2.Words Their Way for Parents, Tutors, and School VolunteersWords Their Way for Parents, Tutors, and School Volunteers
3.Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name - Alphabetic Spellers, 3rd EditionWords Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name - Alphabetic Spellers, 3rd Edition
4.Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Within Word Pattern Spellers, 3rd EditionWords Their Way: Word Sorts for Within Word Pattern Spellers, 3rd Edition
5.Words Their Way: Vocabulary for Elementary MathematicsWords Their Way: Vocabulary for Elementary Mathematics
6.Words Their Way: Vocabulary for American History, The World Before 1600 to American Imperialism (1890-1920)Words Their Way: Vocabulary for American History, The World Before 1600 to American Imperialism (1890-1920)
7.Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, 6th EditionWords Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, 6th Edition
8.Vocabulary Their Way: Word Study with Middle and Secondary Students, 2nd EditionVocabulary Their Way: Word Study with Middle and Secondary Students, 2nd Edition
9.Words Their Way for PreK-KWords Their Way for PreK-K
10.Words Their Way: Within Word Pattern Sorts for Spanish-Speaking English LearnersWords Their Way: Within Word Pattern Sorts for Spanish-Speaking English Learners
11.Words Their Way with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling, 2nd EditionWords Their Way with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling, 2nd Edition
12.Words Their Way with Struggling Readers: Word Study for Reading, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, Grades 4 - 12Words Their Way with Struggling Readers: Word Study for Reading, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, Grades 4 - 12
13.Words Their Way Letter and Picture Sorts for Emergent Spellers, 2nd EditionWords Their Way Letter and Picture Sorts for Emergent Spellers, 2nd Edition
14.Words Their Way: Emergent Sorts for Spanish-Speaking English LearnersWords Their Way: Emergent Sorts for Spanish-Speaking English Learners
15.Words Their Way Word Sorts for Derivational Relations Spellers, 2nd EditionWords Their Way Word Sorts for Derivational Relations Spellers, 2nd Edition
16.Words Their Way: Letter-Name Alphabetic Sorts for Spanish-Speaking English LearnersWords Their Way: Letter-Name Alphabetic Sorts for Spanish-Speaking English Learners
17.Words Their Way Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers, 2nd EditionWords Their Way Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers, 2nd Edition
18.Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name - Alphabetic Spellers, 2nd EditionWords Their Way: Word Sorts for Letter Name - Alphabetic Spellers, 2nd Edition
19.Words Their Way: Word Sorts for Within Word Pattern Spellers, 2nd EditionWords Their Way: Word Sorts for Within Word Pattern Spellers, 2nd Edition