The Effects of Morphology and Syllabication Instruction on Struggling Middle School Readers
Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
The purpose of this study was to determine if direct instruction of multisyllabic word identification and morphology would increase a student’s ability to decode words with multiple syllables and determine their meaning. The study included students who were at risk because they lacked the word attack skills needed for the challenges of reading and understanding middle and high school academic vocabulary as determined by standardized fluency tests, and teacher-created vocabulary tests. The Reading Excellence: Word Attack & Rate Development Strategies (REWARDS) intervention was used with fidelity as curriculum. Data collected from progress monitoring the subjects was used to determine the effectiveness of this direct instruction.
Oakland-Soukup, Julie, "The Effects of Morphology and Syllabication Instruction on Struggling Middle School Readers" (2018). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 129.