Fifty research-based literacy strategies designed for busy K-8 classroom teachersOrganized around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, story comprehension, comprehension of informational text, questioning for understanding, discussion for understanding, narrative writing, and writing to learn-Promoting Literacy Development offers 50 clearly written, step-by-step strategies for developing proficient readers and writers. The authors also include suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs.
Strategy 18: Graphic Morphemic Analysis
Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy
The Graphic Morphemic Analysis strategy is an approach to word learning that will help readers unlock the meaning of new and challenging words by analyzing the meaningful parts within a word. A morpheme is the smallest unit of meaning within a word. Most of us know morphemes as root words and affixes or prefixes and suffixes. When teachers employ morphemic analysis, they help students see more than just the parts of words. Rather, they lead students to examine the word for its meaningful parts, which will lead them to discover the word's meaning. The Graphic Morphemic Analysis strategy employs a systematic approach to deconstructing a word into its meaningful parts (morphemes) to figure ...