SWI Class and Coronation

Just finished taking another amazing 5-session Structured Word Inquiry class via Zoom- this time with Dr. Pete Bowers!  I learned so much more about Structured Word Investigations (SWI), especially deepening my understanding of etymological resources, associated bases and “spelling out loud.”  Dr. Bowers, or Pete, as everyone calls him, developed Structured Word Inquiry (2010, with […]

Family Mystery Reading Nights

One of the most enjoyable home/school literacy celebrations are Family Reading Nights.  Family Reading Nights are organized around a theme or genre, such as “Mystery.”  Our over-arching goal was to cultivate a positive attitude toward reading.  For each individual Family Reading Night, we would also have more specific goals.  For example, for Family Mystery Night, […]