What is a Morpheme
Language is Built on Morphemes
Morphemes are the smallest meaningful units of the English language – word or word parts that cannot be further divided
(we often refer to them as roots, prefixes, and suffixes). In the English language:
- over 40% of all words involve Greek Morphemes
- over 50% of all words involve Latin Morphemes
- over 90% of all science terms involve Greek and/or Latin Morphemes
When students learn short word parts and connect their meanings with their own prior knowledge, they remember. When students memorize
long words with longer definitions, they quickly forget.
How do the vocabulary programs work?
The two Morphemes programs – It's NOT Greek to Me! and Latin and Loving It! – have a proven track record for students in both standard
and advanced classes and for students who are homeschooled. Both programs build on students’ prior knowledge to develop lasting vocabulary knowledge
and analysis skills. Lessons engage students with over 230 key Greek Morphemes and over 340 key Latin Morphemes to teach hundreds of English words
plus teach students how to unlock the meanings of tens of thousands more. Each program includes the following:
- student workbooks
- an instructor’s manual (with tests, answer keys. and a master-set of flashcards)
- PowerPoint lessons that guide students step-by-step to learning each morpheme
- quizzes and tests complete with answer keys and a quick-reference grading scale
Both programs are Ready to Teach right out of the wrapping. View our catalog to select the
morpheme program you are interested in. Or you may view free lessons.