2-5-2021 Introduction to Morphology:Word Study for Vocabulary Development

First Literacy Workshop Registration (single session)

Introduction to Morphology: Word Study for Vocabulary Development

Friday, February 5, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Zoom virtual workshop

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Workshop Description
In what ways can morphology study increase students’ vocabulary and comprehension skills? This session will provide an overview of the Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek layers of the language, focusing on how to teach early skills from the Latin layer. Participants will

  • Explore the utility of teaching morphology to students;
  • Label words from the Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek layers of the language;
  • Identify base words, root words, prefixes, suffixes;
  • Learn strategies to teach basic Latin morphemes and how to plan lessons to practice them in isolation and in context.

Lisa M. Brooks, Ed.D is the Principal Director of Commonwealth Learning Center’s Professional Training Institute, where she trains and observes teachers and offers professional development related to reading, dyslexia, and assessment. She holds a doctoral degree in Adult Learning and Leadership and a master’s degree in special education. She previously taught students with dyslexia in public schools and has worked with adult learners in Tucson and in Cambridge. Teaching ABE students is her favorite work. 

This workshop is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL Programs.

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