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Morphology and History of the Language Workshop

When closely examined, the English language reveals levels of influences from its origins, conquering countries, and the absorption of cultures along the way. This class will look at distinct time periods in which English underwent changes as well as the impact these changes had on pronunciation, vocabulary, and spelling. The course will focus on the elements and characteristics of each the layer with specific instruction on morphology beginning with Anglo-Saxon affixes through basic Latin roots and affixes. We will also explore the impact of suffixes on pronunciation, meaning, and usage. Attendees will be provided with tools and instructional procedures for teaching morphology to students in lower and upper elementary grades in one-on-one and group settings.

This course will satisfy 18 hours of coursework at the Certified Level of certification with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Course date(s): Monday July 22nd – Wednesday July 24th


There is no prerequisite, but a basic understanding of the Orton-Gillingham approach is beneficial.

Instructor(s): Josie Calamari, Janet Street
Course date(s): July 22, 2019 - July 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: The Schenck School, 282 Mt. Paran Road, NW Atlanta, GA 30327


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