Using Multilinguistic Strategies to Improve Decoding in Older School-Age Students in a Contextualized and Motivational Approach The multilinguistic skills of phonological, orthographic, and morphological awareness codevelop and appear to all be important for reading acquisition in the elementary years. By fourth grade, the academic vocabulary words to which students are exposed become more content-specific and frequently contain multiple morphological units. Struggling readers often lack motivation to ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2017
Using Multilinguistic Strategies to Improve Decoding in Older School-Age Students in a Contextualized and Motivational Approach
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ginger Collins
    Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • Julie A. Wolter
    Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
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School-Based Settings / Part 2
Article   |   August 01, 2017
Using Multilinguistic Strategies to Improve Decoding in Older School-Age Students in a Contextualized and Motivational Approach
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2017, Vol. 2, 105-112. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG1.105
History: Received February 8, 2017 , Revised May 10, 2017 , Accepted May 24, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2017, Vol. 2, 105-112. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG1.105
History: Received February 8, 2017; Revised May 10, 2017; Accepted May 24, 2017

The multilinguistic skills of phonological, orthographic, and morphological awareness codevelop and appear to all be important for reading acquisition in the elementary years. By fourth grade, the academic vocabulary words to which students are exposed become more content-specific and frequently contain multiple morphological units. Struggling readers often lack motivation to read. The purpose of this article is to (a) review the evidence basis for providing multilinguistic instruction, and (b) provide a model for teaching multilinguistic strategies by using Latin and Greek roots within the context of creating superhero comics to promote decoding in an engaging manner.

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