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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
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
Rasinski, Timothy; Padak, Nancy; Newton, Joanna – Educational Leadership, 2017
Wide vocabulary knowledge is associated with proficiency in reading comprehension and scores on tests involving comprehension. Yet assessments show that U.S. students at various grade levels have demonstrated no improvement in their vocabulary knowledge since 2009. Literacy expert Timothy Rasinski and colleagues argue that students need improved…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Instructional Improvement
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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
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Claravall, Eric Blancaflor – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 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…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Morphology (Languages), Reading Difficulties, Spelling
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Russ, Helen – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets, Latin is a classical language that has influenced modern languages such as English, French, Italian and Spanish. With its Latin and Greek roots, this paper argues that the word lexion is an appropriate and necessary addition to the English language. Lex in Latin means, law, syllabus, statute and…
Descriptors: English, Latin, Greek, Vocabulary
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Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2016
Forenames, identifying individuals have their meanings, origins and variants which are shared by different people and cultures around the world. Upon investigation, the female forename "Zeynep", "Zaynab", "[Arabic characters]", one of the most common names in Turkey, is found to have its semitic or even Greek, Latin…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Turkish, Etymology, Diachronic Linguistics
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Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2015
Semantics, the study of the meaning of words, is the sum of the basic elements of four skills, namely, reading, writing, speaking and listening effectively. The knowledge of vocabulary words in lexico-semantics, on the other hand, is essential in every grade level, subject area and assessment for every student. In order to improve students'…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Morphemes, Linguistic Borrowing
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Trigos-Carrillo, Lina; Rogers, Rebecca – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2017
Twenty years after the New London Group's publication of "A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies," we present an analytical literature review that traces the routes and roots of multiliteracies scholarship in Latin America. We found high research activity in Latin America in the areas of literacy education and critical literacy; indigenous,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Disadvantaged, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries
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Appe, Susan; Rubaii, Nadia; Líppez-De Castro, Sebastian; Capobianco, Stephen – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
Engagement is widely recognized by higher education institutions, nation-states, and international organizations as the third pillar in the mission of university education. Despite the global reach of this concept, published research is disproportionately based on examples from the United States. This article brings to light the rich and extensive…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Mission, Social Justice, Social Responsibility
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
Most colleges and universities in the United States require students to take the SAT or ACT as part of the college application process. These tests are high stakes in at least three ways. First, most universities factor scores on these tests into admissions decisions. Second, higher scores can increase a student's chances of being admitted to…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Preparation, College Applicants, High Stakes Tests
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Hernández, Anita C.; Montelongo, José A.; Herter, Roberta J. – Reading Teacher, 2016
Educators can take advantage of Latino English learners' linguistic backgrounds by teaching Spanish-English cognate vocabulary using the Children's Choices picture books. Cognates are words that have identical or nearly identical spellings and meanings in two languages because of their Latin and Greek origins. Students can learn to recognize…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kavakli, Nurdan – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2016
Knowing the origin of a language helps us to determine the historical background of that language. As language itself is such a system of a society that is continuously evolving as that aforementioned society learns and technologically develops along with its roots or origins. Like many other languages, English is also a language that has roots or…
Descriptors: Greek, Morphemes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Guenther, Zenita; Németh-Torres, Geovani – Gifted Education International, 2016
The concept of spirituality is influenced by culture and the values and mores of Brazil, and though not directly linked to religion it actually grows from the same roots. This paper examines spirituality in education from the perspective of a humanistic psychology framework expressed as an ideal of the adequate personality or healthy personality.…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Talent Development, Intelligence, Humanism
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Chandler, Vincent – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2016
"Testimonio" is the intentional and rhetorical act of speaking and sharing one's story, history or narrative with a specific focus towards that which is experienced in and around issues of bias, prejudice, oppression, otherness, marginalization, resistance, and survival (Bernal, Burciaga, & Carmona, 2012; Reyes & Rodríguez,…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Cultural Influences, Hispanic Americans, Culturally Relevant Education
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