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Crosson, Amy C.; McKeown, Margaret G. – Grantee Submission, 2016
This study investigated how middle school students leverage information about bound Latin roots (e.g., voc in "advocate" and "vociferous") to infer meanings of unfamiliar words, and how instruction may facilitate morphological analysis using roots. A dynamic assessment of morphological analysis was administered to 29 sixth…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Metalinguistics, Latin, Inferences
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Crosson, Amy C.; McKeown, Margaret G. – Cognition and Instruction, 2016
This study investigated how middle school students leverage information about bound Latin roots (e.g., "voc" in "advocate" and "vociferous") to infer meanings of unfamiliar words, and how instruction may facilitate morphological analysis using roots. A dynamic assessment of morphological analysis was administered to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Metalinguistics, Latin, Inferences
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Crosson, Amy C.; Moore, Debra – Reading Psychology, 2017
A majority of the challenging words that adolescent readers encounter in school texts are morphologically complex and from the Latinate layer of English. For these words, bound roots carry important meaning, such as the relation between innovative and its bound root, nov, meaning "new." This study investigated the effects of instruction…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Middle School Students, High School Students, Intervention