Morpheme Monday July 15, 2019

Morpheme Monday July 15, 2019

This week you will learn about a prefix that is good to teach students once they already know several morphemes, a root that is best left for experienced students and a suffix that is one of the first morphemes you should teach. Let’s stop to review a few of the...
Morphological Awareness

Morphological Awareness

What is Morphological Awareness? Morphological awareness is an understanding of the morphemic patterns in words and knowledge of what the morpheme means. The English language is full of polysyllabic words that contain prefixes and suffixes to extend and expand the...
Morpheme Monday: July 8, 2019

Morpheme Monday: July 8, 2019

Today is Monday July 8th and it’s the first ever #MorphemeMonday! You may be wondering what exactly #MorphemeMonday is: it is simply a day to bring awareness about the importance of morpheme instruction to parents and educators out there.   Technically speaking,...
Beyond Decoding to Reading Fluency

Beyond Decoding to Reading Fluency

Reading Fluency ** A guest post by Lynn Givens ** Fluency is made up of “accurate reading of connected text at a conversational rate with appropriate prosody or expression.” (Hudson, Lane, & Pullen, 2005) Reading fluency is an essential component of reading....
Literacy Screening

Literacy Screening

Literacy Screening Most children begin kindergarten excited by the prospect of finally learning how to read. The idea of reading excites them because it opens the door into a world they only had access to when someone else would read to them. They are excited to be...