Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Language And Literacy

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Daryl Rose Coppins, EdD

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Vocabulary--Study and teaching; Reading comprehension; Word recognition


The effects of a 6-week intervention targeting morphology instruction strategies on vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension are investigated in two grade 10 classrooms, assigned randomly to treatment and control conditions. Statistical data analysis showed significant instructional intervention effects on student knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes; and on student ability to create and define words using word parts, but not on student ability to define unknown words. Results are discussed in light of the growing debate regarding how to best implement vocabulary instruction in the classroom.


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