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.
Kelly Gallagher’s Article of the Week
Select the Anchor Word(s)
Find one or two morphologically rich words necessary to understand the text. You can use the Academic Word List or the Academic Word Finder from Achieve the Core to help you.
Determine the morpheme you would like to provide instruction on. Here are some links to help you.
Scholastic – Most Common Prefixes and Suffixes
Instructional Strategies for Reading
T-charts for collecting evidence
Chunking and Annotation
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