Word Warriors: Spelling for Meaning, Structure and Pronunciation
Exceed traditional spelling rules, exceptions and rote memorization. Structured word inquiry (SWI) explores meaning, origin, prefixes/suffixes and Greek/Latin bases. Hone vocabulary exponentially and spin the SWI wheel to enhance learning.
Teacher Tim, M.Ed. Reading Specialist
172 total reviews for this teacher
Once per week
over 4 weeks
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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“GIVE A MAN A FISH, AND YOU FEED HIM FOR A DAY. TEACH A MAN TO FISH, AND YOU FEED HIM FOR A LIFETIME.” Traditional spelling instruction often includes word lists, tests, writing words over and over and memorizing. While these strategies have their merits, this four-week, structured word inquiry (SWI) introductory class encourages learners to explore words beyond spelling rules and exceptions. When learners know a word's meaning, history and orthography (spelling), they develop an...
Ideally, learners will develop an appreciation for, and deeper understanding of English language words, including origin, meaning, spelling and pronunciation- skills that can last a lifetime.
I achieved my masters degree in education and earned my reading endorsement through the Ohio Department of Education, which certifies my ability to plan, instruct, engage and assess learners in the *Big Five* components of the science of reading: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency and Comprehension. ***I earned professional development credits in *Structured Word Inquiry* from the Dyslexia Training Institute (DTI) in San Diego, California: DTI's 2021 Fall Spelling Symposium-Week 1: 3 hours October 9, 2021 DTI's 2021 Fall Spelling Symposium-Week 2: 3 hours October 18, 2021 DTI's 2022 Fall Spelling Symposium-Week 1: 3 hours October 4, 2022 DTI's 2022 Fall Spelling Symposium-Week 2: 3 hours October 9, 2022
Paper/pencil, laptop or iPad
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Teacher Tim, M.Ed. Reading Specialist"A Child Should Know Some Joy in Each Day." Dr. Nicholas Hobbs
172 total reviews
224 completed classes
Hi, I'm Teacher Tim. I live here in Ohio in the United States where I teach third-graders reading and math. I have my masters degree in education and a license in Special Education. I earned my reading endorsement through the Ohio Department of...