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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 […]

Smartian Word Detectives make an amazing discovery…”bound” for brilliance!!!

Here in Smartia we are working to uncover the truth about the English spelling system… that it is ordered, logical and systematic, NOT full of exceptions that have to be memorised! We are learning to look at how a word is built, rather than relying on how it sounds! As we were discussing ISM transdisciplinary […]

Smartian Word Detectives make an amazing discovery…”bound” for brilliance!!!

Here in Smartia we are working to uncover the truth about the English spelling system… that it is ordered, logical and systematic, NOT full of exceptions that have to be memorised! We are learning to look at how a word is built, rather than relying on how it sounds! As we were discussing ISM transdisciplinary […]

Smartian Word Detectives make an amazing discovery…”bound” for brilliance!!!

Here in Smartia we are working to uncover the truth about the English spelling system… that it is ordered, logical and systematic, NOT full of exceptions that have to be memorised! We are learning to look at how a word is built, rather than relying on how it sounds! As we were discussing ISM transdisciplinary […]

Smartian Word Detectives make an amazing discovery…”bound” for brilliance!!!

Here in Smartia we are working to uncover the truth about the English spelling system… that it is ordered, logical and systematic, NOT full of exceptions that have to be memorised! We are learning to look at how a word is built, rather than relying on how it sounds! As we were discussing ISM transdisciplinary […]

Smartian Word Detectives make an amazing discovery…”bound” for brilliance!!!

Here in Smartia we are working to uncover the truth about the English spelling system… that it is ordered, logical and systematic, NOT full of exceptions that have to be memorised! We are learning to look at how a word is built, rather than relying on how it sounds! As we were discussing ISM transdisciplinary […]

Smartian Word Detectives make an amazing discovery…”bound” for brilliance!!!

Here in Smartia we are working to uncover the truth about the English spelling system… that it is ordered, logical and systematic, NOT full of exceptions that have to be memorised! We are learning to look at how a word is built, rather than relying on how it sounds! As we were discussing ISM transdisciplinary […]

integrated work as Unit of Inquiry Word detectives…

The grand purpose of a teacher is to try and find authentic, meaningful curriculum connections so that learning will “stick”. Just a few days ago, some talented students of Smartia came up with a “lightbulb” moment that connected all the work we have been doing with word study to the thinking we have been doing in our […]

integrated work as Unit of Inquiry Word detectives…

The grand purpose of a teacher is to try and find authentic, meaningful curriculum connections so that learning will “stick”. Just a few days ago, some talented students of Smartia came up with a “lightbulb” moment that connected all the work we have been doing with word study to the thinking we have been doing in our […]

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 […]