Orton Gillingham Academy 2021 Conference Presentation



OGA 2021 Conference – The Breadth and Depth of the Orton-Gillingham Approach

Using Morphology in Content Subject Areas

There is a growing body of research showing positive effects of morphological instruction on phonological awareness, morphological awareness, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and spelling, with the strongest effects for the youngest students and those struggling with literacy. Although morphology is most often thought of as something taught in language lessons, teachers of all subjects can harness the power of exploring word structure in order to teach vocabulary and deep understanding of concepts for all students.  This session will take participants through examples of how word study can build a deeper understanding of concepts in a particular subject, and show how this knowledge can transfer into other subject areas, thereby lessening overall cognitive load on students.

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