Morpheme Triangles & Meaning Maps Created by Jessica Mitchell Use morpheme triangles when word has 3 morphemes + transfer + transplant ? trance + transit + translate + trans-Atlantic Present tense To past tense across + shouted + nodded + walked + kicked ? edit + sped Trans –port-ed + balanced To move + port + portable + Portland ? Portugal ? sport + import + export + porter Use morpheme rectangles when word has 4 morphemes + retell + replay + reposition ? reptile + retool To do again To view seriously + spectacle + spectator + spectacular + special ? species + spectacles Dis-re-spect-ful + disagree ? distance + discover + disallow ? dissing me Take or remove To be full of + hateful + wrongful + wonderful + beautiful ? fulcrum ReadWriteThink.org Click Lessons to find: •Search morpheme matchups and select handout *Other morphology and vocabulary activities can be found here. Meaning Maps In the center write target word. Target word Branch examples and important information about word off of the center circle. Target word example Research Winters, R. (2009). Interactive Frames for Vocabulary Growth and Word Consciousness. Reading Teacher, 62(8), 685-690. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Dalton, B., & Grisham, D. L. (2011). eVoc Strategies: 10 Ways to Use Technology to Build Vocabulary. Reading Teacher, 64(5), 306-317. doi:10.1598/RT.64.5.1 Steele, S., & Mills, M. (2011). Vocabulary intervention for school-age children with language impairment: A review of evidence and good practice. Child Language Teaching & Therapy, 27(3), 354-370. doi:10.1177/0265659011412247.Retrieved from EBSCOhost.