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Structured Word Inquiry

We had a week of wonderful learning with Dr. Pete Bowers from the Word Works Literacy Center. See more information here.

Word Inquiry helps students  build strong vocabulary and teach strategies to identify and unpack how words are structured.

How many times have we asked our children to “sound it out!” I’M GUILTY! How many times have we told our children that English has a lot of irregular words which must simply be memorized. I’M GUILTY!

When we realize that ‘spelling represents meaning, not sound,’ we open up a whole new world of word families!

To find out all about the family tree of a word or part of a word please click ETYMOLOGY

To find whether your hypothesis can be supported by a list of other examples please click  Word Searcher

To make your own word please click Matrix MAKER

 

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