We now know that morphological awareness is growing and developing beginning in kindergarten and continues throughout the school years.
(Kirby et al., 2012; Mahony, Singson, & Mann, 200; Nagy, Berninger & Abbott, 2006).
Morphemes for Little Ones K-3 provides systematic, structured literacy lessons to help teachers teach morphological awareness appropriately to young students.
Deb Glaser has done it again! This book is a true treasure trove because it has so many easy-to-use components: Language screening and placement assessments, ideas for morpheme walls, spelling/encoding support, along with "a few trusted activities". All this is provided along with clear lesson guides and support materials. Every K-3 instructional coach, literacy specialist, classroom teacher, resource specialist and more should have a copy of Morphemes for Little Ones in their professional tool kit!
"There is so much that I like about this tool - the oral language is centered as the foundation for reading, the value placed on students’ home language, the distinction between a print rich and a language rich classroom, and the balance between planning and flexibility".
We know that learning about the written code is easier for students who know more about the sounds and meanings of the spoken words they are learning to read. Individual student differences in knowledge of these characteristics of spoken language at the start of formal instruction have an enormous impact on students’ progress.
(Hulme, Nash, Gooch, Lervig, & Snowling 2015).
Morphemes for Little Ones presents lessons adaptable for a K-3 grade range.
Samples of Levels 1, 2, 3 Lessons
Samples of Language Stimulation Cards (5.5 x 8.5)
Example of a Morpheme Wall created with the Language Stimulation Cards.
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