Mrs. Reichstein came to teach our class about structured word inquiry. Students had the opportunity to become investigators and detectives regarding the how and why words are spelled a particular way.
She explained that, “English spelling is a highly ordered, logical system, with explainable rules and patterns”.
We learned about the following terms:
Morphology-sequencing and structure of meaning
Etymology-interrelation of of meaning between words (where the words come from…origin)
Phonology-units of speech (sound) that make meaning
We are looking forward to learning more about these rules and patterns.