Title

Improving Fifth Grade English Language Learners’ Vocabulary Through Morphology

Date

5-28-2015 6:30 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 8:00 PM

Location

Education (ED) 217

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Alicia Wenzel

Session Chair

Carmen Cáceda

Session Chair

Holly Eckles

Session Title

MAT / MSEd Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Tracy Smiles

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This study examines the impact on vocabulary development when morphology is integrated into the literacy instruction that uses a workshop model in fifth grade English language learners. The study uses Benchmark curriculum and incorporates additional best practices in the area of morphology. The study focused on units involving vowel and consonant alternation, as well as, how suffixes impacted these alternations. Each unit was broken into weekly lessons. Over the course of a week the curriculum included several components: introducing the new skill and focus words for the week; multiple word sorts such as buddy, common feature, blind, and speed sorts; word walls; word hunts and close sentence practice pages; and the culminating quick assessment on the final day. Findings were analyzed from pre- and post-assessments, quick assessments done weekly, video recordings of teaching, and surveys to assess engagement.

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May 28th, 6:30 PM May 28th, 8:00 PM

Improving Fifth Grade English Language Learners’ Vocabulary Through Morphology

Education (ED) 217

This study examines the impact on vocabulary development when morphology is integrated into the literacy instruction that uses a workshop model in fifth grade English language learners. The study uses Benchmark curriculum and incorporates additional best practices in the area of morphology. The study focused on units involving vowel and consonant alternation, as well as, how suffixes impacted these alternations. Each unit was broken into weekly lessons. Over the course of a week the curriculum included several components: introducing the new skill and focus words for the week; multiple word sorts such as buddy, common feature, blind, and speed sorts; word walls; word hunts and close sentence practice pages; and the culminating quick assessment on the final day. Findings were analyzed from pre- and post-assessments, quick assessments done weekly, video recordings of teaching, and surveys to assess engagement.