What is Structured Word Inquiry?
Structured Word Inquiry is a comprehensive approach to literacy using multi-sensory teaching techniques for instruction in reading, writing, and spelling.
Morphology (the structure and sequencing of Orthography) drives
Scientific Inquiry (known as the 4 Questions) of
Orthography (human thought made visible through text), and
Etymology (Semantics or Meaning of a word). This framework or structure provides us with Phonology (Pronunciations of Orthography) and allows Comprehension.
STRUCTURED WORD INQUIRY IS FOR:
Individuals who have struggled with previous dyslexia interventions, for example, not retaining knowledge of "sight" words (also named "high frequency", "irregular", or "red" words)
Exploration of deeper meanings within orthography, which leads to greater comprehension
Individuals age 4 and up
Individual or Small groups of similar age and ability