OnDemand: Morph Mastery - An Introduction

Research shows that morphology is not only effective in good quality first teaching as a complement to phonics, but also in intervention to support literacy difficulties as an alternative to traditional phonics intervention. This introduction to morph mastery is presented by Louise Selby. Suitable for educators and parents.


Many learners aged 9-13 still need literacy intervention, but phonics, phonics and more phonics is not always the answer. Attendees will learn how to use Morph Mastery, a new resource which provides a research-based and evidence-based alternative to phonics intervention using a morphological approach.

Course Description

Compelling research has recently emerged which demonstrates the effectiveness of a morphological approach to teaching literacy, especially for learners with reading and spelling difficulties. In addition to spelling, a morphological approach supports vocabulary development and reading comprehension. Morph Mastery is a new and highly accessible book which combines this research with a practical approach to structured intervention and multi-sensory strategies, following the SEND Code of Practice model of Assess - Plan - Do - Review. It also offers a range of resources for assessment, planning and teaching in specialist settings and class, including assessments.

This was an interactive workshop designed to support SENCOs, specialist teachers and English leads in using Morph Mastery. You’ll learn how to deliver and oversee the intervention, as well as how to use its key components and strategies in different ways in your setting.  As well as having some fun engaging with the multi-sensory activities in Morph Mastery, you’ll also gain the essential background knowledge and terminology connected with morphology and its use in teaching.

It is strongly advised that attendees have access to a copy of the book in advance of this workshop: Morph Mastery - A Morphological Intervention for Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary (delegates will be offered a 20% discount).

The workshop will include

  • Background to the creation of Morph Mastery, the findings from the Morph Mastery pilot in Hertfordshire and the influence of research
  • An understanding of what is understood by a morphological approach, the terminology and methodology and what we mean by “morphological awareness” as opposed to “morphemic awareness”
  • An overview of the materials in Morph Mastery: the assessments, strategies, resources, games and planning documents
  • An overview of Morph Mastery as a structured, multi-sensory, cumulative and targeted intervention, looking at its place in the Code of Practice and the National Curriculum for English
  • Consideration of how to adapt Morph Mastery to your own setting

See course introduction by Louise below . . .

Louise Selby Morph Mastery

Course Outcome

You will understand the need for a morphological approach and how to use it with Morph Mastery in a variety of settings, including class, groups and 1:1 intervention.


Access to a copy of the book is strongly recommended. Some knowledge of teaching English, and teaching learners with reading and spelling difficulties is recommended. A 20% reduction for the book can be gained from attending the course, delegates will be emailed details on how to order the book once they have booked their place.

Target Audience

SENCOs, specialist teachers, English teachers, class teachers, teachers of students with EAL, teaching assistants

Age range: primary and Key Stage 3 and 4


This course is on demand and is a recording of a live event.

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Course Materials

Delegates will be able to download handouts and print off to have with them while watching the recordings.

Terms & Conditions/Cancellation

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. You are also agreeing to accept our Cancellation/Transfer Policy and Terms and Conditions which are shown at the bottom of the website page 

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This course is worth 2.5 hours CPD

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