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The training of morphological decomposition in word processing and its effects on literacy performance in children with poor literacy skills who speak German as a second language

The article features the experimental examination of a morpheme-based reading training programme.

Cover The training of morphological decomposition in word processing and its effects on literacy performanceThe examinated reading training focuses on the smallest grammatical signifiers of a language: morphemes. 47 fifth and sixth graders who speak German as a second language and present poor literacy skills were presented computer based word recognition exercises. In order to make the children in the training group focus quickly and specifically on the morphemes, one morpheme of each word was faded out after a certain period of time. In the control group another part of the word was faded out. While the morpheme based training did not result in an improved reading fluency, it actually made the children understand more about the spelling of words.

Bar-Kochva, I. & Hasselhorn, M. (2017). Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1583.

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