Structured Word Inquiry Training

May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kathy Futterman

structured word inquiry


Join teacher and researcher Dr. Pete Bowers for this engaging, hands-on practical workshop.

Learn how educators around the world apply the principles of inquiry to the study of English spelling as a means for building vocabulary, reading and spelling knowledge.

COST: $40 (includes training manual – a $125 value) at the door, cash or checks only please

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Structured Word Inquiry — Nothing motivates like understanding!

do + ing → doing

do + es → does

do + ne → done

go + ing → going

go + es → goes

go + ne → gone

Bowers’ research on this instruction has been published in prestigious journals and his workshops for schools have been received enthusiastically around the world.

The matrix and word sum allow us to investigate words like does, done and gone to understand the ordered way English spelling represents the meaning of words. That same understanding informs the spelling-meaning connections in countless words including instruction and structure.

Workshop content and design is appropriate for both teachers experienced with SWI and those having their first experience.

• Explore for resources, videos etc. on this instruction.

• See this About WordWorks page for an introduction to structured word inquiry.

Dr. Peter Bowers PhD, Founder of WordWorks

Developing literacy and critical thinking through scientific inquiry about how English spelling works.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT) – Add to Calendar
California State University East Bay Concord Campus – 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road Room: AS 202, Concord, CA 94521 – View Map