harnessing the power of words
At wordtorque, we believe all educators deserve the opportunity to deepen their own understanding of English orthography. New insights will help each teacher, from K-12, be more effective in doing what they love most - empowering students.
We offer professional development that supports agency in critical thinking, vocabulary, reading and spelling, across all subject areas. Through scientific investigations of the structure of words, uncover the logic of the English spelling system and build a bank of tools and strategies you and your students can use to analyze, synthesize and find relationships among words.
Join a workshop in Bangkok, or participate in training @yourschool, and give your students greater control of their language, literacy and thinking skills.
Learning to ask questions about spelling structure sets you and your students on a quest for understanding.
The hfw Project
We can use word inquiries to study high frequency words just as well as other words. Engaging with meaning and hearing a story about a word’s origins only deepens the connections needed to help children learn and remember each spelling. From there we can analyze and practice the phoneme-grapheme relationships, offering a more complete picture of these often misunderstood words. To learn more about this collaboration with Rebecca Loveless of rebeccaloveless.com