Graduate Degree Type
Education-Literacy Studies: Reading (M.Ed.)
Literacy, Educational Foundations, & Technology
Many adolescent students have been shown to fall behind gradually as they reach
secondary grade levels. This has been researched as the effect of socioeconomic factors,
lack of immersive vocabulary backgrounds, and gaps in elementary years. Extensive
research has shown the benefits of morphology instruction in secondary students in
bridging vocabulary gaps, yet many schools have yet to provide them with the support to
comprehend difficult texts across content areas. This project explores the possible benefits
of offering adolescents the extra support and resources that can leverage reading
comprehension across content areas within secondary education. Through the use of
implementing morphology interventions for adolescent students across striving schools, students
learn strategies to decompose difficult and challenging words within texts into manageable and
meaningful word parts, extending their understanding of vocabulary rich curricula.
Sharpe, Danielle Marie, "Strategic Morphology Interventions for Vocabulary Knowledge in Reading Comprehension" (2023). Culminating Experience Projects. 411.