Peter Bowers, M.Ed., taught elementary school for ten years and is the founder of the WordWorks Literacy Centre in Ontario, Canada. WordWorks supports a unique, interactive approach to building literacy skills that develops reading, comprehension, vocabulary, and spelling abilities by teaching children how to investigate the structures and conventions of English orthography. This linguistics-based “Structured Word Inquiry” approach fosters not only generative word learning, but also the problem-solving skills essential to all areas of academic growth. Bowers’ workshops have been received enthusiastically at international schools and conferences in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
Bowers is the author of Teaching How the Written Word Works. Reading and Writing published Bowers' grade 4/5 morphological intervention (Bowers & Kirby, 2009). His meta-analysis of morphological interventions was published in Review of Educational Research (Bowers, Kirby, & Deacon, 2010). Pete lives on Wolfe Island, near Kingston, Ontario with his wife and two children, and is currently finishing his Ph.D.