The information age is here and trial and errors from the past leads to reform in the future. With a prestigious university in our backyard, scholars come in from all over the world to discuss new ideas. One such scholar, Susan Ebbers, visited Truman to instruct future teachers about Morphological Awareness in the classroom. This concept encourages students to break down words into their roots. For instance, the root word therm deals with temperature. So if you didnâ??t know the word thermodynamics, you could infer that it deals with temperature and from there possibly decipher the rest of the word. Studies show that students who are morphologically aware typically score better in reading and vocabulary.
â??Students who best understand the morphological principals tend to have the largest vocabulary. They know the most words and maybe even know them more deeply. They also comprehend text passages better. Their spelling is more improved. So there has been a good deal of correlational research,â?? said Susan Ebbers a Doctoral Candidate at U.C. Berkley.
This concept would be taught in an English class, but its value is applicable in almost all curriculum especially math and science where words hold many roots. If you would like to learn more about this way of learning, click the link below: