Morphological Awareness: Implications for Language and Literacy

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Morphological Awareness: Implications for Language and Literacy

Strategically and theoretically, morphological awareness supports a variety of literacy skills, including word identification, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and spelling. Increased morphological awareness enables children to analyze the internal structure of words and decode them more quickly and accurately.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Discuss derivational morphological development in first graders.
  • List the phonological changes associated with some derivational suffixes among third graders.
  • Explain the relationship between African American English (AAE) use and morphological awareness in fourth graders.
  • Discuss two strategies intended to improve reading accuracy and understanding of derived words by fourth graders.
  • Discuss the effects of an integrated morphological and orthographic awareness program on 8-to 11- year-old poor spellers

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Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.

Continuing Education

: 0.7 PDHs: 7.0
: 10/20/2011 to 10/3/2014
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB8153
Client Age: Children
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Language: English
Author: Articles from ASHA’s professional journals

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