As a result of reading and studying this chapter students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefit of word learning strategy instruction
  • Identify effective word-learning instructional strategies
  • Identify the type of morphemic analysis instruction that begins by second grade
  • Recognize common Greek and Latin roots in English
  • Identify the grade level at which teachers should begin modeling context clues
  • Identify the grade level at which students begin to learn how to use context clues
  • Describe the type of assessment that provides the best information about students' specific learning of word learning strategies
  • Identify instruction needed for students to know the mechanics of dictionary use
  • Describe what students need to know beyond the mechanics of dictionary use
  • Identify and define the key instructional elements in morphemic analysis
  • Name and explain the types of helpful context clues found in text
  • Describe the two types of unhelpful context found in text
  • Apply effective instructional strategies and interventions for word-learning strategies

Key Terms

  • Morphemic analysis
  • Bound morphemes
  • Free morphemes
  • Root words
  • Word families
  • Compound words
  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes
  • Cognate awareness
  • Cognates
  • False cognates
  • Contextual analysis
  • Context clues
  • Appositive definition



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