Rebecca Loveless | Morphology
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After the exciting Word Bag lesson that sparked so much interest, the teachers came to me with some big questions. One of the children created a word family at home that contained several cards reading <mom> and a few cards with long strings of random letters....

Lyn Anderson (Beyond the Word) first introduced us to the joy of the Word Bag game several years ago now. It’s a simple teaching strategy, but it inspires a kind of magical curiosity in kids. It’s genius. The teacher creates a set of words that share...

The new school year has begun at The Nueva School where I am the SWI Coach, and already stories about words have been flying my way. The third grade teachers introduced a project on the first day to help their students build a deeper sense...

People often ask about using Structured Word Inquiry with young children. How does it work? Can they really understand morphology and the terminology that goes along with it? What if they can’t read yet? What if they don’t know their letters and sounds yet? The answer is right...

"If it’s important, it will come up again." Pete Bowers has used this statement thousands of times, I'm sure, when teachers ask questions like,  "But how will we know that we're covering everything we're supposed to cover? One of the exciting, challenging, and sometimes scary aspects of ...

  For the past few months I've been enjoying the privilege of working with two classrooms of first graders each week. Most of these children were introduced to SWI in Pre-K or Kindergarten, so they already can see language through the lens of meaning. They have...