My friend, Q., had a question, “Why is “heard” spelled that way?” Hmm. I don’t know why! What an interesting question, Q. !!! What we do know is that “heard” is the past of “hear” and we know that it is not spelled hear + ed-> *heared. What is the reasoning behind the spelling of […]
After a text has been presented and discussed, ask students to select a word that interests them from a text. Guide students through the following 4 questions using the Structured Word Inquiry (Bowers & Kirby, 2010) Framework. (Note: This does not have to be explored during one sitting.) Meaning? Relatives? (Etymology) Structure? (Morphology) Pronunciation? (Grapheme/Phoneme […]
One of the exciting things about Structured Word Inquiry is that there is always something to learn! Here is a recent inquiry!