The first of the researchers have presented their findings! The three groups presenting here all looked at the digraph <ch> and the trigraph <tch>. I asked each group to begin by collecting two large lists of words. One list contained words with <ch> in them. The other list contained words with <tch> in them. Then they were to make observations and put together a creative way to share their findings.
The first group decided to prepare an “Etymology Scoop of the Day”. It is quite informative and very entertaining. There is even a bit of song and dance!
The second group asked to create a Prezi. They chose a colorful background, and it was also very informative.
The third group created a very colorful and informative poster. They used color and the technique of drawing boxes around certain parts of words to draw attention to them.
All three groups of researchers are from three different classes. They have not had the opportunity to collaborate, and yet they have noticed some of the same things in regards to the <ch> digraph and the <tch> trigraph! Perhaps that means that there are some common truths here. I look forward to hearing what the students final thoughts are after they watch these videos.