Author Louise Selby Presents: Using Morphology to Support Reading, Spelling and Language Development
Saturday 13th November 2021
10.00am for 10.30am - 12.00pm
We are delighted to be hosting our first Saturday Presentation since lockdown - face-to-face at the wonderful Aldridge Theatre, Frensham Heights School. We would love you to come and join us!
Louise Selby, author of Morph Mastery: A Morphological Intervention for Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary, will show some highlights of the Morph Mastery materials, including assessments, films, and games.
Morphology shows us how words can be broken up into units of meaning, called morphemes. It differs from phonology, which breaks words up into units of sound. A morpheme is the term for any single unit of meaning. And when children use morphology to investigate words, this helps to support their spelling, reading and vocabulary development.
The session will include lots of extremely useful strategies and fun game-based practical activities for how a parent or an educational professional can use morphology to support reading and spelling development. You’ll find out some techniques used in Morph Mastery and gain some ideas for how to support reading and spelling development in a school setting or at home.
This will include a brief look at evidence for a morphological approach to reading and spelling intervention, including Louise’s own experience of working with children who repeatedly fail with phonics, and the impact of the Morph Mastery pilot.