introductory swi class offerings
Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) Introductory Class
Read about SWI on my blogs:
Transforming a Resource Room Teacher
Barnett's Buzzing Blog (Classroom blog)
Tutoring with SWI (webpage)
Grab some friends and start a class, request
book order information
In this beginner's class, we will spend some time on Pete Bower's book, Teaching How the Written Word Works. In it, he provides lessons for the student(-s) as well as foundational information needed for the teacher.
Pete has granted me permission to copy and sell his book. He receives payment for each book, I charge for the cost of copies, postage, mailing envelope, etc. Order includes a black and white copy of the book (colored cover pages and Big Suffix checker page), 3-hole punched, ready for placement in your own binder or choice of filing. The binder is NOT included.If you are interested in purchasing this book through me, here are the details:
Thank you so much for these sessions. So much helpful and clear information packed into just a few hours. You have certainly helped me feel more confident as I embark upon my own journey with this knowledge.
--KM, Tutor, Australia
Lisa, your class was the best intro to the world of online classes for me! Your style was very easy to relate with, to listen to, and the information shared was just excellent. I'm still a bit (well maybe a lot) overwhelmed, but as you say, it's a journey... Looking forward to learning more on this journey.
Thank you so very much!
--MC, Teacher, Canada
I very much enjoyed the class. I have included a bit of SWI in my current sessions with kids, but I knew that I needed some training. I know this is just the beginning, and I am eager to do more with my students, and learn much more as we go. Thank you for your help and I know that your students are very blessed. I am sure we will keep in touch.
--RB, Educational Therapist
Thanks again for hosting this class! I am still swimming in the new information, but find myself getting more comfortable with it. I plan on watching the link you sent for the HW from last week, with Pete teaching. I appreciate all of your hard work preparing for our class!
--JG, Teacher, Tutor
....And thank you Lisa. Not only has this page taught me so much but your class has been awesome as well.
I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for your always positive attitude and the affirmation you spread around on this site. Your generous encouragement extended to everyone is inspiring and motivating. I am sure your students are abundantly blessed by having you as a teacher. Thank you for being you, as well as for all you do.
Great class that will help clarify questions that may arise as you begin a journey into SWI. Thank you Lisa for offering this class.
--DM, Title I
I thought tonight was great. Very informative. SWI makes a lot of sense to me. This whole journey has been interesting to me. SWI seems like something my boys will be interested in and answers many of the questions that couldn't be answered before. All the rules and exceptions that kids struggle with. I am really excited to dive in!
--SC, parent, Tutor
I just wanted to post a comment about the SWI Class you did in the beginning of the summer. For years I have been curious about SWI but didn't know where to go to stick my toe, not even my foot, in. I had already ordered Pete's book a few years ago but didn't remember and ordered one from you as well but the loose leaf is easier and more practical for classwork. I definitely have a great respect for SWI, thanks to you, and am hungry to learn more. Your class was like the appetizer that I am still enjoying and not quiet ready for the feast that follows. Savoring all you taught us and have made my first word sum with my sixth grade student and he loved it. Will sign up for the next course soon.
--Carolyn --Educational Therapist, Early Intervention Therapist
Video resources on the structure of english
Other Resources & Class Offerings
WordWorks Literacy Centre
Led by: Pete Bowers
workshops, conferences, classes, coaching
Dyslexia Training Institute
Led by: Kelli-Sandman Hurley & Tracy Block-Zaretsky