2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F28 - Morphemes: Building Blocks for Decoding, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction

Oct 26, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Oct 26, 2018 4:45pm


Morphemes, the meaning units within words, such as prefixes, suffixes, base words, and roots, provide strategies for students to acquire fluent decoding and spelling of polysyllabic words and enhanced vocabulary. These morphemes differ based on word origin (Anglo-Saxon, Latin, or Greek). Frameworks for instruction, along with numerous instructional strategies and activities are presented.

Learning Objective:

  • MORPHOLOGICAL INSTRUCTION: Analyze teaching higher level reading and vocabulary development through Morphological Awareness instruction.


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