Students need to know how to recognize and use information from word parts, such as prefixes, suffixes, and roots, as a strategy for determining word meanings. For example, teaching the most common prefixes and their meanings can increase students’ abilities to figure out unknown words independently. (Graves, 2004; Stahl, 1999).
As a teacher, knowing morphemes can greatly enhance your teaching, as you can seize those priceless "teachable moments" that occur daily.
By teaching them to your students, you can build their word consciousness and GREATLY increase their ability to determine the meaning of unknown words.
If you feel you and/or your students need more instruction in the most commonly used morphemes in their most commonly used form, see our book Word Analysis: The Key to Unlocking the Meaning of Words. TEACH THESE 110 WORD PARTS AND INCREASE YOUR STUDENTS' READING VOCABULARY BY THOUSANDS OF WORDS. REALLY!Also, for interactive lessons to supplement our book, go to TBLessons.com
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