Morphological Awareness in Elementary Students

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,3
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 6: Recent Developments in Assessment and Research

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. this session will help participants to learn metacognitive skills that are important for reading.
  2. this session will help participants to learn assessment tools to identify early signs of reading difficulties.
  3. this session will help participants to understand the constructs of morphological awareness and how to measure it.


This study investigated the role of morphological awareness (MA) on reading comprehension in elementary age students. MA was assessed at the subword, word, and sentence level. Phonological awareness (PA), rapid automatized naming (RAN), and vocabulary were all controlled for. Results indicated that vocabulary, PA, and RAN impacted reading comprehension. MA helped to explain some of the variance present. This study affirms that vocabulary, RAN, and PA are all important factors in reading.



Yi Ding, Fordham University
Jessica M. Clark, Fordham University


Akane Zusho, Su Je Cho

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