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Applying Morphology to ESOL Instruction

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Affixes in the English language are made up of _____.

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1. What are cognates?

2. What are false cognates?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments test your understanding of morphology in English as a second language (ESOL) instruction. Multiple-choice questions cover topics that include affixes in the English language and a description of cognates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be required to answer questions on:

  • False cognates
  • The most effective way(s) of implementing multi-sensory approaches
  • The importance of teaching morphology explicitly when working with English language learners

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define cognates and false cognates
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the best way(s) of using multi-sensory approaches and the structure of affixes in the English language
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason teaching morphology in an explicit way is important when instructing English language learners

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about using morphology when teaching the English language, you can look over the lesson Applying Morphology to ESOL Instruction. These points will be discussed:

  • Why it's important for teachers to be mindful when applying morphology
  • Understanding the morphology of a student's first language
  • Examples of false cognates in English and Spanish
  • Ways of making morphology lessons fun and interactive for students
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