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Structured Word Inquiry Basics

Learn the basic concepts and terminology of Structured Word Inquiry, a way to study the English written language
Lisa Klipfel
73 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 29 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
5x per week
over 1 week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

*Distinguish between a grapheme (such as sh, ea) and a marker (which has no pronunciation)
*Understand the influence of word origin (i.e. etymology)
*Understand the importance of morphology (such as <tri>) on spelling and pronunciation
*Understand and create a word sum
*Understand and create a matrix
*Understand how to use reference materials to be a word detective
Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) is used as a way to understand orthography (spelling). I have been studying SWI for more than 5 years and taken multiple classes about how English spelling system works. I enjoy exploring words and seeing student's eyes light up when they finally understand how spelling works.
Practice will be given in between sessions focused on the day's concepts. They will take about 15-30 minutes. While they are optional, if you are new to SWI they are highly suggested to complete to solidify the information.
All students should have several blank papers to write and draw with at each class.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Dictionaries will be used.


Lisa Klipfel
Lives in the United States
Educational Therapist
73 total reviews
87 completed classes

About Me

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.
I offer classes on learning how spelling works and also math. The spelling courses derive from Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) which is a linguistic way to investigate how the written English writing system works... 
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