Have you seen the word game, “Wordle” yet? It’s a game that Josh Wardle created for his partner because she liked word games. Each day, you visit the “Wordle” site and you have 6 opportunities to guess a five-letter word. (Update: the NY Times has recently published “Wordle.”) With every guess, the tiles will turn […]

Conjuring “The Lost Words”

Macfarlane, Robert. The Lost Words: A Spell Book. House of Anansi Press, 2018. “Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children….You hold in your hands a spellbook for conjuring back these lost words.”                                     […]

SWI/RT Diagnostic Spelling Assessment

  Diagnostic Spelling Assessment-2 Ever since I started teaching with SWI, I knew that a different way of teaching spelling required a different way of assessing. I was teaching spelling differently but my assessments reflected the hierarchical “stages of spelling theory” not the “repertoire theory” approach that defines what we do when we give young […]