Reflection 8 Essay

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Student’s in the syllables and affixes stage of word knowledge are considered intermediate readers. There is a great range of reading skill within this stage that makes it imperative to revisit many orthographic concepts underlying syllables and affixes in light of a more complex reading vocabulary. The intermediate and middle school years is a time of expanding reading interests and fine-tuning of reading strategies for there are expectations to read textbooks and other informational text as classroom instruction shifts to a greater emphasis on content area subjects. At the intermediate level background knowledge and vocabulary become critical elements in comprehension as students explore new genres and topics. Systematic word study targets to meet student’s needs and can advance their spelling knowledge, vocabulary, and their strategies for figuring out unknown words in reading.
During the syllables and affixes stage, students will learn to look at words in a new way, not as single syllable units with CVC, CVVC, or other vowel patterns, but as two or more syllabic or morphemic units. In the syllable and affixes stage student’s are in Ehri’s consolidated alphabetic phase in which they use larger chunks to decode, spell, and store words in memory as sight words. For example the word unhappy would be analyzed as three syllabic chunks (un-hap-py) or two morphemic chunks (un-happy). Word study in the syllable and affixes stage helps students learn where these syllables and morphemic breaks occur in words so they can potentially use the appropriate chunks to help read, spell, and determine the meanings of polysyllabic words.
Implications for ELLs
Implications for ELLs
In this stage they are reading with more fluency than previous stages and have more words stored in memory for automatic recall and are learning how to use the syllabic and morphemic chunks to quickly and accurately figure out unfamiliar…