Article - Morphological Analysis Instruction in the Elementary Grades: Which Morphemes to Teach and How to Teach Them (International Literacy Association)


This article discusses several key principles from research on MA (Morphological Analysis) that guided our development of a multidimensional approach to affix instruction. Next, they briefly discuss the research projects in which they refined and evaluated this approach with diverse elementary school students. They then describe the development of a list of affixes (and a similar list of Latin and Greek word roots) that provides a potential scope and sequence for affix instruction in grades 3–5. Finally, they present the set of instructional activities that they designed to teach the meanings of affixes and the strategic use of affix knowledge to infer word meanings.


Curriculum/Instructional Methods Literacy