This post contains resources for teachers to build morphologically-rich lessons, based upon an action research study I conducted while part of the Governor’s Teacher Network program. To learn more about the study, check out the slideshow below.
Please download the lesson plan template to get you started. Think about your goals for students. What standards will you meet? What will your learning targets be? For most of us, tracing word meanings and morphology will be found in the Vocabulary Acquisition and Use standard in the Language strand of the Common Core State Standards.
Choose a Text
Choose a text of your choice, or you can explore some of the adapted texts at these websites. They are free to use, but you will need to create an account.
Select the Anchor Word(s)
Determine the morpheme you would like to provide instruction on. Here are some links to help you.
Instructional Strategies for Reading
Chunking and Annotation