ERIC Number: EJ1146034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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Developing Enhanced Morphological Awareness in Adolescent Learners
Hendrix, Rebecca A.; Griffin, Robert A.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v61 n1 p55-63 Jul-Aug 2017
Morphological awareness--knowledge of roots and affixes within language and their interactions with one another to create multitudes of words--is arguably a skill requiring extended study beyond the elementary grades. With the rigors of contemporary curriculum that gradually guide students into college and career readiness--and, essentially, into literate citizenship--enhanced morphological awareness derived from specific study within a secondary curriculum is imperative for adolescents and, by extension, adult learners. This article outlines various facets of enhanced morphological awareness among adolescent learners, arguing its place as a necessary skill set to be included within a developmentally appropriate secondary curriculum. Theoretical bases for such skill development can be found in the aspects of both schema theory and psycholinguistic theory, and its development has also been justified in other related literature. These foundations manifest themselves in relevant classroom strategies that can enhance adolescents' literacy.
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Adolescents, Secondary School Curriculum, Skill Development, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Phonological Awareness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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