Morphology: Greek and Latin Roots Overview (4th - 12th Grade)
4th through 5th Grade general education
6th through 12th Grade special education, intervention, resource
This overview workshop introduces the study of prefixes, suffixes and Greek and Latin root morphology which provides a sophisticated method of teaching decoding and encoding to middle and high school struggling readers. Infusing roots and affixes into general education for 4th through 5th grade at-level readers enhances vocabulary and comprehension.
Approximately 65% of all reading at the middle school level and above comes from the Greek and Latin layers of language. Learn engaging multisensory strategies to enhance reading, writing, spelling and fluency while expanding vocabulary, spelling, comprehension and preparedness for state standardized tests as well as the ACT and SAT.
This workshop coupled with the Unlocking Unfamiliar Words workshop provides teachers of struggling middle and high school readers with powerful intervention tools to meet a variety of needs.
A Brainspring Instructor teaches this workshop live in real time via Zoom (access and use details are provided upon registration). This workshop allows for interaction with the Instructor and other participants in order to retain the hands-on learning approach.
Participants learn to teach:
• Morphology: Greek and Latin roots and affixes
• A Three-Part Drill for structured review
• Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for roots and affixes
Upon completion, participants will:
• Be prepared to teach Greek and Latin roots to students in grades 4th through 12th
Note: While the content of this workshop is sufficient for some struggling readers, it is not a replacement for the complete intervention/remediation course content of Phonics First® or Structures for students with significant reading deficits, a learning disability or dyslexia.
Livestream Length: 6 hours
Contact us to set up a private livestream for your school/district or to discuss your state's requirements for dyslexia and other literacy initiatives.