Building Vocabulary Through Morphology and Word Consciousness in Middle/High School Students

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Session Dates

Thursday November 21, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday November 22, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

This workshop includes foundational vocabulary instruction and covers best practice for middle/high school students. A significant amount of time is given over to work with morphology, with emphasis on Latin-based and Greek-based words common in middle and high school texts. Participants will learn morphology-based word attack skills and have multiple opportunities to apply them to authentic word analysis. They will examine components of effective morphology instruction, practice with effective activities to aid in morphological understanding, and discuss how best to integrate instruction with other content material.


Participants will be able to:

  • describe best practices in vocabulary instruction.
  • explain how morphology impacts vocabulary instruction.
  • explain word sense and how to develop that sense in students.
  • list ways to integrate vocabulary instruction into their teaching.

Target Audience

Sp. Ed. Teachers, Gen. Ed. Teachers, Administrators, IU TaC, Parent/Guardian

Topics Covered: Literacy

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


William Van Cleave

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp


Pam Kastner