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MORPHOLOGY: Follow-up Class
MORPHOLOGY: Follow-up Class

Sat, Dec 09


Slingerland Online Classroom

MORPHOLOGY: Follow-up Class


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Dec 09, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Slingerland Online Classroom

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MORPHOLOGY—What a Difference a Morpheme Can Make!

December 9, 2023

Explicit instruction in spelling that integrates phonology, phonics, morphology, and etymology is also effective for teaching word identification, vocabulary, content knowledge, and reading comprehension. Pronunciation of the same morpheme within different words may vary when spelling does not. These variations in pronunciation often depend on the number of syllables and where within a word the stress is placed: define→definition→finite→ infinite→infinity→final→finality. Good readers notice meaningful parts of words—and make connections between spelling and meaning: signsignature→signify. Words that share morpheme elements (especially bases) activate memory for word meanings revealed by their spelling connections:

· conscious→science→omniscient

· scribe → inscribe → scribal → indescribably

· script → subscription → scripted → manuscript

· spirit →  perspire → uninspired→ conspiratory→ respiration → conspiracy

Sustaining Slingerland Skills followup classes are intended for teachers who have completed at least the Introductory Comprehensive class. Depending on the followup topic, classes may be appropriate for those who have taken a Slingerland short class on a related topic. Each followup class will focus on a particular aspect of the Slingerland Approach, the Slingerland lesson plan, structured literacy, and/or the science of reading. Followup classes may include lecture, video clips, discussion, and question-and-answer.

Classes are held virtually to offer this opportunity to the widest audience possible.

Each of these three-hour followup classes is approved by IMSLEC for three hours of CEU credit

for those seeking recertification as a Certified Slingerland Teacher (CST) or Certified Slingerland Instructor of Teachers (CSIT).

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