online resources to support inquiries
This site allows you to compile lists of words based on their spelling. You can, for example, enter a word like <sign> to find other possible inclusions in the family. You can also enter just a few letters such as <ea> and find a list of words that contain these letters. You can also refine your search in a variety of ways.
websites for your reference
Both Real Spelling and Pete Bowers have been a huge support in my journey. Their websites, and the others listed, hold a treasure trove of information. Please start digging!
Many of the tools we use I first encountered through Real Spelling workshops and the comprehensive ToolKit resources. The 70 word matrices resource is an invaluable help in getting started with morphology.
LEX author Gina Cooke strives to provide accurate linguistic information and reliable logical strategies for teachers and learners of the English language in search of evidence about English and its instruction.
Ann Whiting posts about her amazing inquiries with her middle schoolers at ISKL. Deep diving into the meaning of words assists their conceptual understanding of their humanities units.