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Morphology

If you're digging into morphology with your elementary students, dig into printables, worksheets and more to bring the study of words to life! This teaching resource collection was created by teachers to save your lesson planning time so you can spend more time doing what you love — actually teaching!

What Is Morphology?

Haven't taught this section of ELA in a while, or maybe this is your first time? Our teacher team has put together a quick refresher to get you ready to dive in! (If you're all set, feel free to skip ahead to download the morphology resources you need most right now!) Morphology studies words, how they're formed, and how they are related to other words in the English language. The study of morphology includes looking at word parts such as:
  • word stems
  • root words
  • prefixes
  • suffixes
  • word origins

Why Is Morphology Important?

Understanding morphology boosts spelling strategies in elementary school grades. For example, knowing that biology, antibiotics, and biography all share a common root allows learners to apply knowledge of one spelling to multiple words. Take a walk through our morphology collection and find a plethora of resources for teaching root word groups, prefixes and suffixes, inflectional endings, and more!

Resources to Improve Morphological Skills

Our collection is home to hundreds of root word worksheets, prefix and suffix PDF files, instructional slides for Greek and Latin roots, and more. Here are a few of our favorites!

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