What is morphology?
By definition, morphology refers to the study of morphemes, which are the smallest units of meaning in a word. Morphology instruction includes a close study of affixes (prefixes and suffixes) as well as the roots or base words and word origins.
Why is morphology instruction important?
"... while phonics instruction may enable a student to pronounce and spell words in isolation, unlocking meaning is predicated on vocabulary knowledge in context and on interpretation of idiomatic, literal and figurative language. A wide vocabulary is a necessary pre-requisite for precise communication and interpretation of text; thus, any remedial program for students with language deficits should include both of these components: phonics and vocabulary instruction."
Continue reading more here: Why Teach Morphology? The Great Word House, Institute for Orton Gillingham Educators
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