Announcement: New Site for Word Sums

I stumbled into the world of Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) in early 2020 when I began to learn about remedial education for English Language Learners and students with learning difficulties and disabilities. SWI has since transformed my spelling instruction and teaching in general. It’s hard to describe how and why SWI has affected me this deeply. This post captures a tiny part of the sentiment. I now use SWI in my mainstream classroom as well.

Since I began studying English words through SWI, I have been writing down word sums and matrices in a physical notebook.

I originally thought that the notebook will serve as a reference when I am planning for lessons or teaching. But, in the last 5 months, the notebook has become unmanageable. Although I have tried to keep it organized, it’s hard to find bases/words when I need them immediately.

Additionally, there are times when I spend hours investigating words only to later find that I had investigated (and subsequently forgotten) the same word 2 months earlier and had written down all word sums neatly in the book.

With heartfelt gratitude for the work of Etymonline, Gina Cooke, Peter Bowers, Heather Johnson, Dr. Holly Shapiro, Melvyn Ramsden, Real Spelling and Word Searcher, I am making this site public.

Since childhood, I have always prayed to Goddess Saraswati by reciting a shloka before studying. I recite it now, in the hope of limitless learning ahead.

ಸರಸ್ವತಿ ನಮಸ್ತುಭ್ಯಂ ವರದೇ ಕಾಮರೂಪಿಣಿ
ವಿದ್ಯಾರಂಭಂ ಕರಿಷ್ಯಾಮಿ ಸಿದ್ಧಿರ್ಭವತು ಮೇ ಸದಾ

The site can be found here:

I have also created a permanent link on the left for easy navigation.

Feature Image Credit: Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

Published by Aishwarya M

Teacher: English lang. & literacy, writing workshop, & remedial support for #ELLs with learning difficulties/disabilities. I share what informs & inspires me.

One thought on “Announcement: New Site for Word Sums

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