morphology

Why We Should Teach Morphological Awareness to Children

Morphological awareness is a better predictor of reading achievement and decoding ability by the time a child reaches the age of 10. Children at this age begin to recognize that the meaning of words is held within the meaningful units used to construct them a.k.a. morphemes.  Morphemes are meaningful units found in words Morphemes are …

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Building Morphological Awareness: Prefixes and Suffixes

Did you know that morphological awareness is a stronger predictor of reading success for children ages 10 and older than phonological awareness? That’s right! There is a shift that occurs during your child’s reading journey where they move away from sounding out unfamiliar words to looking for their most meaningful parts. There is no question …

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