This section contains information around the use of morphology in structured literacy. Morphology is the study of words, how they are formed, and their relationship to other words in the same language. It analyzes the structure of words and parts of words, such as stems, root words, prefixes, and suffixes.

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“ fourth grade decoding in reading instruction really stops. So, those third grade teachers need to have taught everything by the end of the year because…they’re expected to read to learn, not to learn to read. It simply isn’t possible for every student to capture all of those lessons by the end of third grade.”

Dr. Marcia Henry