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ERIC Number: EJ1092946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Integrating Morphological Knowledge in Literacy Instruction: Framework and Principles to Guide Special Education Teachers
Claravall, Eric Blancaflor
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v48 n4 p195-203 Mar-Apr 2016
Morphology is the study of word structure and its meaning. Knowledge and awareness of morphological structure provides a new light to help students with reading disabilities build skills in their word reading and spelling. When teaching morphology, teachers can focus on four literacy components (Claravall, 2013): morphemic analysis, vocabulary and spelling, contextual reading, and written expression. In this article, the author introduces five principles to guide teachers in designing morphology instruction. This instruction will help students to understand that morphologically complex words found in literature, social studies, science, and math have structures, and that these components can be broken down into different substructures (e.g., base word, prefix, suffix, inflection, Greek and Latin roots).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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