Morphology and Literacy: Getting (and Keeping) Our Heads in the Game My hope is that you as the forum reader have learned a little more about morphology and its contribution to literacy and that you will be in a good position to add this component to your language “game plan” when necessary. Specifically, after reading this clinical forum, we know ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   July 01, 2009
Morphology and Literacy: Getting (and Keeping) Our Heads in the Game
 
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  • Laura Green
    Texas Woman’s University, Denton
  • Contact author: Laura Green, Texas Woman’s University, P.O. Box 425737, Denton, TX 76204. E-mail: lgreen@twu.edu.
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Clinical Forum   |   July 01, 2009
Morphology and Literacy: Getting (and Keeping) Our Heads in the Game
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2009, Vol. 40, 352-353. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2009/08-0123)
History: Received November 18, 2008 , Accepted December 15, 2008
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2009, Vol. 40, 352-353. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2009/08-0123)
History: Received November 18, 2008; Accepted December 15, 2008
My hope is that you as the forum reader have learned a little more about morphology and its contribution to literacy and that you will be in a good position to add this component to your language “game plan” when necessary. Specifically, after reading this clinical forum, we know a little more developmentally, linguistically, and clinically about morphological awareness and its relationship to literacy. What does that look like for our language intervention “playbook?”
From a developmental perspective, we now realize that children demonstrate derivational morphological skills as early as first grade and use these skills to their advantage when spelling. These findings have great potential for us as we work with our students in this early literacy stage. For example, in collaborating with first- and second-grade teachers and working with their students, we can include simple derivations in both language and spelling instruction, encouraging morphological strategies early in the game.
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