• MS Department of Education: Literacy Focus of the Month – September (Secondary) Morphology
    Divided Circle Map: In this video segment, the teacher and students create a word map that includes four different sections: definition, picture, sentence, and sample words. The divided circle map can easily be adapted to all subject areas to help build content vocabulary knowledge. This and other strategies that support morphology can be found in the September section of the MDE Literacy Focus of the Month Manual.
  • Morphology Lesson 1
    When morphology is combined with phonograms and spelling rules, virtually every word can be explained logically. This is because English spelling seeks to balance the sounds of the language with the fact that those sounds sometimes shift in pronunciation when adding a suffix or a prefix. Learn more about how to leverage morphology to help students spell better and master vocabulary more efficiently.
    The average adults knows 40,000 words. A well-educated adult knows 200,000 or more. Learning morphology, or how words are constructed in English, is an essential key to building a large vocabulary. In this video, Denise Eide, author of “Uncovering the Logic of English” and the Logic of English curriculum, introduces the importance of morphology in the study of English.
Multi-sensory Activities
  • Blending Sounds to Read Words- Multi-sensory Activity
    This multi-sensory activity is perfect for students who are having trouble blending sounds to read a word, even when they know the sounds in isolation. It can also be used to build phoneme segmenting skills as well!
  • Short Vowel Activities – Multi-sensory Monday
    These Orton-Gillingham, short vowel activities will get your students up and moving as they practice isolating short vowel sounds.
  • Drive-Thru Blending in First Grade: Practicing Early Decoding Skills
    By simultaneously driving through and sounding out the letters of a word, students will practice early decoding skills.