From Order to Ordinary

The three matrices present similar information but from different levels of semantic difficulties. You can use any (or all) of them based on level of whom you are working with. You can construct word sums and see how many words you end up with. You may try different word games: for example, try switching affixes... Continue Reading →

Just Playing with Words

The words <plays, played, player, playing, playful> are composed of bases and suffixes: <-s, -ed, -er, -ing, -ful> are suffixes. <Playmate, playlist, playground, play-date> are compound words  composed of two bases. Worried about students not having strong or rich vocabulary?Understanding and using morphology – bases and affixes – can provide the answer you need to... Continue Reading →

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