Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
English Learners, morphological awareness, morphology, reading comprehension, morphemes, language
English Learner (EL) students in American schools are becoming increasingly common, but there does not seem to be enough support for these students. This is causing EL students to fall behind in content areas such as reading (Richards-Tutor et al., 2016). The purpose of this study was to investigate what barriers are keeping EL students from succeeding in reading. After identifying a need for vocabulary instruction, the researcher will be conducting a morphological awareness intervention to improve EL students’ ability to figure out unknown words. Morphological awareness is the understanding of a word’s smaller units such as prefixes, suffixes, and roots. After conducting this action research, the researcher will be able to determine if a morphological awareness intervention improves the skill of solving unknown words while independently reading.
Beeninga, Jane, "The Study of Morphological Awareness for English Learners" (2022). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 665.