Jeffery Bowers and Javiera Morales
Hope you enjoy the book! What I want to emphasize here is that our story is not only about Jeff learning to read, but also an introduction to a new form of reading instruction called Structured Word Inquiry (or SWI). SWI is an alternative to phonics and whole language that are, by far, the most common approaches to reading instruction in schools. Here I outline some of the problems with these standard forms of instruction and show why SWI is a promising way forward.
My hope is that you are sufficiently intrigued by the illustrations of SWI in our book you will read about the Science behind the story.