Episode 5: A Striving Reader’s Strategy

How fine of a job are teachers doing with teaching the Latin and Greek roots of English? Thinking back to my own experience in learning about the affixes, I can attest that my exposure to this aspect of the language was slighted. Rasinski, Padak, Newton, and Newton, in their 2011 article, claim that using Latin and Greek word roots to teach multiple words is a more efficient approach than the traditional vocabulary instruction of teaching words as single entities.

In this podcast episode, I explore how a striving reader attacks words. Her strategies are efficient, still, her decoding and lack of vocabulary knowledge hampers her comprehension of text.


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