comprehending :: making & repairing meaning :: word-level :: vocabulary ::

morphemic analysis

"Studies suggest that instruction in morphemic analysis can help elementary readers use affixes and roots to construct meanings of unfamiliar words." (Mountain, L., 2005, p. 743) 

Working Definition

Morphemic analysis, within the context of this document, serves as category that contains both morphology and etymology. Although in the linguistics world the distinction between the two are more distinct, in education both are a strategy for using various parts of words, (inflection, base, affix, root) to make meaning at the word level.


Prompts are found in each of the subsets.

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