Morph Mastery in the Classroom

Morphology (prefixes, suffixes and roots) is embedded in the English spelling curriculum alongside and beyond phonics from Year 1. This practical workshop, presented by Louise Selby, will enable teachers to explore how the Morph Mastery materials can be used to support spelling in an engaging, multi-sensory and metacognitive way.

Introduction

Morph Mastery is a book of curriculum-linked intervention, assessment, games and strategies designed for learners with literacy difficulties, but the resources can be used effectively for all learners in class and groups to support spelling and vocabulary. This is a chance for class and group teachers to find out more.

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Course Description

Designed for the learner with specific literacy difficulties, Morph Mastery offers resources and ideas which are fun, engaging and effective for teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots to the whole class. They offer a refreshing approach to spelling, which links closely with vocabulary and grammar. The planning and assessment resources link to the English spelling curriculum, and many of the activities and games can also be used at home. Assessments are provided to identify difficulties for learners who may have grasped phonics but are still struggling with reading and spelling.

In this  2 hour practical workshop, teachers will gain some practical ideas for using Morph Mastery in spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary lessons in class and groups. They will understand how the Morph Mastery planning resources can supplement class planning and how the assessments can help to identify specific needs of children who are struggling in spelling. They will learn how the activities can be used in class in multiple ways, in addition to spelling, for example supporting grammar, word investigations, editing writing, and active reading.

This is an ideal workshop both for teachers of children who are on Morph Mastery the intervention, and for all teachers wishing to enhance their knowledge, skills and ideas base for teaching spelling and vocabulary in fun and engaging ways.

  • Morphology - the research, terminology and main principles
  • An overview of Morph Mastery, how it fits in the National Curriculum and how it works alongside and beyond phonics
  • The assessments and planning documents
  • Word investigations and strategies
  • Games for vocabulary development, spelling and grammar
  • Morphology in editing writing and guided reading tasks

Course Outcome

At the end of the session, you will:

  • Have some tools to use a morphological approach (prefixes, suffixes and roots) to support literacy
  • Have a bank of resources and ideas for using morphology for teaching spelling, grammar and vocabulary
  • Be able to use the assessments to identify specific areas for development

Prerequisites

You will need a copy of the book to implement the strategies and use the resources after the workshop. It is therefore extremely useful, but not essential, to have you copy in advance of the workshop. Delegates will be able to buy the book at a discounted price after signing up for the workshop.

Eligibility

Open to all but useful for teachers and teaching assistants who teach groups and support in class

Target Audience

Year 1 - Year 8 (age 6 - 13)

Timings

This training course is for two hours from 1.00-3.00 onTuesday, 15 November on Zoom. Delegates will have access to the recording of the webinar for two weeks after to watch as many times as they like. If you cannot attend live on the day, you will still have access to the recordings from the same evening for two weeks from that date if you book a place.

Course Materials

Electronic copies of the handouts will be provided but delegates will be responsible for printing off their own copies as this event is online.

Joining Instructions

Delegates will be sent a link to Zoom where the course will be held a few days before. You do no need specialist software or an app to attend.

Terms & Conditions

Please note, this training must be paid in full before access is given to the webinar. By submitting a booking you are agreeing to pay Patoss Ltd within 30 days and accept our Cancellation/Transfer Policy and Terms and Conditions which are shown at the bottom of the website page. 

Delegates will be responsible for ensuring that they have suitable Wi-Fi, hardware and software to enable them to view the webinar.

Contact

Sheila Rostill, Webinar Administrator

E: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org

T:   07956 644 786

When & Where

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Cancellation/Transfer Policy

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This course is worth 2 hours CPD

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