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How to use Morphology Catch Up Lessons

Some classes won’t have been taught the morphology previous to their point in the Playberry-Laser scope and sequence. We have developed morphology catch-up lessons to get them up to speed.

Introduction

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2024 sees the introduction of morphology to our resource. This means that classes won’t have been taught the morphology previous to their point in the Playberry-Laser scope and sequence. We have developed morphology catch-up lessons to get them up to speed.
Morphology Catch-up lessons are 45-minute lessons that include revision of previously taught morphemes, teaching of a new morpheme, and activities for practising the new morpheme (including a connected text).

The Catch-up Lessons

Forty-five Catch-up lessons cover morphology from Phases two to four. These lessons should be used in place of the standard morphology lesson (lesson 4) within the class’s phase. For example, if a Year Five class is working at Phase Four (but hasn’t learned any structured morphology before), they will forgo the standard morphology lesson (Lesson 4) and instead do a catch-up morphology lesson on this day.

Recommendations for Classes beginning in Phase 3 or 4

Class at Phase
Morphology Catch-up Lessons

3

Lessons 1-12 (12 lessons)

4

Lessons 1-27 (27 lessons)

5

Teacher’s discretion about which morphemes to teach based on the class’s needs.

What then?

Continue Catch-up morphology until caught up to the morpheme appropriate to the class’s point in the Scope and Sequence.

Can my class do additional catch-up lessons to catch up faster?

Absolutely! Consider your class’s needs when deciding whether to catch them up any faster.

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