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Word Study Detectives strike gold…

A love of words is something that isn’t taught in a separate lesson… it just happens when you look around and are engaged as a “word detective”! Everywhere you look, there are words to notice, patterns to see and connections to be made! Our latest discovery happened this morning when we were reviewing the climate […]

Word Study Detectives strike gold…

A love of words is something that isn’t taught in a separate lesson… it just happens when you look around and are engaged as a “word detective”! Everywhere you look, there are words to notice, patterns to see and connections to be made! Our latest discovery happened this morning when we were reviewing the climate […]

word detectives … bananas vs. onions?!!!

In our class when we are talking about word study, I often get the children to analyse the spelling of a word from the perspective of… a banana! Take the word for example. This word came up in the Read Aloud book we are enjoying this week as part of our Keep the Balance! Keep […]

Becoming a Word Detective in Smartia…

It is commonly thought that English is a tricky language for spelling, full of exceptions that “just have to be memorised”!! How many times have you heard that??! It’s crazy that <love> is spelled that way and not *luv, right? Why do we spell it <make> but then have <making>?? Is there one “l” or […]

Becoming a Word Detective in Smartia…

It is commonly thought that English is a tricky language for spelling, full of exceptions that “just have to be memorised”!! How many times have you heard that??! It’s crazy that <love> is spelled that way and not *luv, right? Why do we spell it <make> but then have <making>?? Is there one “l” or […]

Becoming a Word Detective in Smartia…

It is commonly thought that English is a tricky language for spelling, full of exceptions that “just have to be memorised”!! How many times have you heard that??! It’s crazy that <love> is spelled that way and not *luv, right? Why do we spell it <make> but then have <making>?? Is there one “l” or […]

Becoming a Word Detective in Smartia…

It is commonly thought that English is a tricky language for spelling, full of exceptions that “just have to be memorised”!! How many times have you heard that??! It’s crazy that <love> is spelled that way and not *luv, right? Why do we spell it <make> but then have <making>?? Is there one “l” or […]

word study… it pops up everywhere!!

We were talking about math facts and how we want to practise our times tables to get this thing called “automaticity”. Up goes the word on the board and BAM… the word study adventures begin!!! To understand the meaning, we put our X-Ray eyes on and looked for the base word – we noticed the […]

word study… it pops up everywhere!!

We were talking about math facts and how we want to practise our times tables to get this thing called “automaticity”. Up goes the word on the board and BAM… the word study adventures begin!!! To understand the meaning, we put our XRay eyes on and looked for the base word – we noticed the […]

word study… it pops up everywhere!!

We were talking about math facts and how we want to practise our times tables to get this thing called “automaticity”. Up goes the word on the board and BAM… the word study adventures begin!!! To understand the meaning, we put our X-Ray eyes on and looked for the base word – we noticed the […]