Log In

Word Builders: Develop Spelling and Reading Skills Through Morphology

Andrea Dalland, M.Ed, MLS
Average rating:
Number of reviews:
Using the Structured Word Inquiry approach to spelling, we will work with bases, prefixes and suffixes to build new words. Great for developing reading/decoding skills, vocabulary, grammar, parts of speech and so much more!

Class Experience

US Grade 1 - 4
Beginner - Intermediate Level
  • In this class, students will gain an understanding of English morphology (the study of the forms of words: bases, prefixes and suffixes) that will broaden their vocabulary, reading skills, and understanding of how English spelling works.
I have had extensive professional development in the ideas presented in this class, and have seven years of experience teaching this content in a classroom setting. 
SWI is an excellent strategy for learners with dyslexia as it removes the need to guess at a spelling, memorize lists of rules or rely on visual memory.
Familiarity with basic phonics/decoding, ability to read one-syllable words is recommended. This class is a great way to take those readers to the next level as adding prefixes and suffixes increases complexity. ("play" vs. "replaying")
Students will need pencil and paper on which to do their word building, though some choose to type their words in the chat box. I would recommend a notebook where they can keep all their work over the course of their time in this class, as they may also choose to keep lists of prefixes, bases and suffixes that we work with.
Joined July, 2022
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree from Robert Gordon University
Master's Degree in Education from University of Missouri at Columbia
Bachelor's Degree in Education from Calvin College
NorthCarolina Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
I love being a teacher and have wanted to be one for as long as I can remember! 

I have 22 years of experience teaching elementary school and I hold two Master's degrees; one in Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, and one in Information and... 
Group Class


1x per week
30 min

Completed by 54 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-12
2-10 learners per class

SafetyPrivacyCA PrivacyLearner PrivacyTerms
Outschool International
Get The App
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
© 2024 Outschool