I’m so pleased to announce the coming availability of two new LEX products.
The first is the long-awaited first volume of InSight Words, the first of several decks offering an inquiry-based understanding of words that most literacy instruction cannot explain. Commonly referred to as “sight words,” “red words,” “learned words,” “outlaw words,” “oddball words,” “rule-breakers” and other pointless names, these words are usually slated for memorization rather than investigation in most classrooms. The LEX InSight Words trust the intellect of new readers and are structured to reveal and reinforce the nature of the writing system scientifically, one InSight at a time.
The second is a collection of Matrix Study Sheets made publicly available for the first time. Originally developed in 2013 for the private use of the Children’s Dyslexia Centers clinical staff, this invaluable resource is now available for anyone working to understand English orthography. Featuring 25 lexical word matrices, etymological information, and questions for further study, this softcover book includes both free and bound bases as well as both single and twin bases. Useful for personal study, lesson planning, or direct instruction — and half of the profits go to support to the Children’s Dyslexia Centers!
Both products are available for pre-order at a 10% discount through September 1st. Pre-orders help LEX offset production costs. Expected publication date for pre-orders placed through September 1st is September 15th. Place your order at https://squareup.com/market/linguist-educator-exchange and make sure you select the discounted option before it expires!
I’m not a huge fan of sales — it’s not why I got into this line of work. But developing and finding really good products to support word study around the world, well, that’s more my thing. The right <pro> + <duct> can lead us forward in our understanding, and I hope that’s what you’ll find in these new offerings.