Anyway, while I am doing my Orton-Gillingham lessons and my two RAVE-O lesson plans for the week I got to thinking about word structure again. Unless you are new to my blog you already know how much I love Kelli Sandman Hurley from the Dyslexia Training Institute and I have been going back and forth about her word structure class. I want to take it so badly, and I will probably end up signing up, even though one week I will be out of town, but it got me researching again.
I try to always read the DTI blog whenever I can and today in doing my research I was led there once again and found this blog titled Structured Word Inquiry and OG. It is an article by Gina Cooke who I have not heard of and boy oh boy am I forever glad I found her now.
Her website is LEX Linguist-Educator Exchange and she has just been added to my ever growing list of people I want to meet someday.
Here is the bottom line...teaching kids a word is spelled the way it is because "English is weird" is unacceptable. Teaching a student why a word is spelled a certain way allows them to "get it" and spell it right.
Because...spelling DOES matter!