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This piece was inspired by a Facebook post by Karen, a mom sharing her excitement about the effect of her first attempts at investigating words with her 16-year-old dyslexic son. I saw Karen's inspiring description of their experience and asked for permission to share.
I add some context to her story to address topics that I think are not always understood about how SWI can be transformational for learning with older students. Also read to find a link to a free sample from Gail Venable's excellent "Backpocket Words" that goes into details of one of the words addressed.
See what you think!