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ERIC Number: EJ1054597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
Teaching and Learning Morphology: A Reflection on Generative Vocabulary Instruction
Templeton, Shane
Journal of Education, v192 n2-3 p101-107 2011-2012
Students' knowledge of morphology can play a critical role in vocabulary development, and by extension, reading comprehension and writing. This reflection describes the nature of this knowledge and how it may be developed through the examination of generative vocabulary knowledge and the role of the spelling system in developing this knowledge. In addition, it explores morphological development and the significant insights and understandings students should attain: the basic nature of word formation processes; the spelling-meaning connection; the generativity of morphology: roots and affixes, etymology, and morphology; and the role of morphological knowledge in learning other languages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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