Scope and Sequence

The creation of the scope and sequence for Bug Club Morphology was guided by current research, particularly the work of Manyak, Baumann, and Manyak (2018) in Morphological Analysis Instruction in the Elementary Grades: Which Morphemes to Teach and How to Teach Them. In addition, we consulted the Principles of Instruction for Morphology provided by Louisa Cook Moats in Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers (Brookes Publishing, 2020). Various provincial curricula was also consulted. To learn more about the research, click here.

Kit A (Grades 2-3)

The chart below provides a basic scope and sequence. To view the full scope and sequence, download it here.

Kit B (Grades 3-4)

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Unit

Morpheme(s)

Additional Morpheme(s)

A1

suffix: -s, -es

 

A2

suffix: -ed, -ing

 

A3

suffix: -er, -est

 

A4

prefix: re-

-less (suffix; “without”)

A5

root: struct 

de- (prefix; “the opposite of”)
re- (prefix; “again”)
-ure (suffix; “the result of”)

A6

Review & Consolidation

 

A7

suffix: -ly 

-al (suffix; changes some nouns to adjectives)

A8

prefix: un-, dis-

 

A9

prefix: non-, in-

-ish (suffix; “like or having the quality of”)

A10

prefix: sub-, super-

 

A11

root: rupt

dis- (prefix; “apart”); e- (prefix; “out”)
inter- (prefix; “between”)
-ive (suffix; “doing or being”)
-ure (suffix; “the result of”)

A12

Review & Consolidation

 

A13

prefix: pre-

 

A14

suffix: -er, -or, -ar, -ist

 

A15

root: dict/dic

-ate (suffix; “to act on”)   co- (prefix; “together”)   contra- (prefix; “against or opposite”)      -ion (suffix; “the act or state of”)

A16

prefix: mis–, mal- 

retain the s in both the prefix and root (e.g., misspell)

A17

suffix: -ness 

a- (prefix; “on, in, or into”)         inter- (prefix; “among or between”)

A18

Review & Consolidation

 

Unit

Morpheme(s)

Additional Morpheme(s)

B1

suffix: -ful

-or (suffix; “one who”)

B2

suffix: -y

 

B3

root: act

ex- (prefix; “thoroughly or out”)     pro- (prefix; “before; in front”)         un- (prefix; “not”)              -ion (suffix; “the result of”)

B4

prefix: micro-

-ist (suffix; “one who, one who practises”)      -logy (suffix; “the study of”)

B5

prefixes: uni-, bi-, du-, tri-, mono-, di-, tri-

additional numeric prefixes

B6

Review & Consolidation

 

B7

prefix: dia-

-poly (prefix; "many")

B8

root: photo, phon (phone)

sym- (prefix; “together”) tele- (prefix; “at a distance”) xylo- (prefix; “of wood”)

B9

suffix: -able, -ible

de- (prefix; “down”)

B10

suffix: -ship

 

B11

prefix: multi-

 

B12

Review & Consolidation

 

B13

root: spect

-ism (suffix; “the act of or the state of”)

B14

prefix: over-, under-

 

B15

suffix: -ion

over- (prefix; “over, above”) under- (prefix; “under, below”)

B16

root: equ

mid- (prefix; “the middle part of”)       un- (prefix; “not”)

B17

prefix: inter-

intra- (prefix; “within”)

B18

Review & Consolidation

 

Kit C (Grades 4-5)

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Kit D (Grades 5-6)

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Unit

Morpheme(s)

Additional Morpheme(s)

C1

prefix: per-, pre-

pre- (prefix; “before”)

C2

prefix: trans-

 

C3

suffix: -ous

 

C4

suffix: -ial, -ian

 

C5

root: circ, en-, semi-, -ular

en- (prefix; “to put in”) semi- (prefix; “half”)             -ular (suffix; “relating to”)

C6

Review & Consolidation

 

C7

prefix: com-, -ee, -ity

-ee (suffix; “a person or group who”)   -ity (suffix; “the condition or quality of being”)

C8

suffix: -al, -ic, -ical

 

C9

suffix: -ance, -ence, -ant, -ent

-ant, -ent (suffix; “being; the state or quality of”)

C10

root: scope, micro-, peri-, tele-

micro- (prefix; “small”)       peri- (prefix; “around”) tele- (prefix; “at a distance”)

C11

prefix: ad-

 

C12

Review & Consolidation

 

C13

prefix: ob-, -ion, -ive

-ion (suffix; “the result of”)                   -ive (suffix; “doing” or “being”)

C14

suffix: -ity

 

C15

suffix: -ment

 

C16

root: hydr, aqua, de-, re-

de- (prefix; “remove” or “undo”)        re- (prefix; “again”)

C17

prefix: ex-, e-, -ian, in-

e- (prefix; “out”)              -ian (suffix; “one who comes from”)         in- (prefix; “in”)

C18

Review & Consolidation

 

Unit

Morpheme(s)

Additional Morpheme(s)

D1

prefix: en-

 

D2

suffix: -ary

 

D3

root: fract

-ion (suffix: “the act of; the state of; the result of”)            re- (prefix: “again; back”)

D4

prefix: anti- (ant-)

counter- (prefix: “the opposite of; against”)       -ist (suffix: “one who”)

D5

prefix: pro-

 

D6

Review & Consolidation

 

D7

suffix: -en

en- (prefix: “to put in; to make or cause to be”)

D8

prefix: bio-

a- (prefix: “not; without”)    auto- (prefix: “oneself; by itself”)           sym- (prefix: “with; together”)

D9

suffix: -logy

-ist (suffix: “one who”)

D10

prefix: con-, com-

co- (prefix: “together; with”)

D11

root: form

con- (prefix: “together; with”)       de- (prefix: “do the opposite of; undo”)

D12

Review & Consolidation

 

D13

suffix: -ize

 

D14

root: graph, scribe (script)

de- (prefix: “down”)

D15

prefix: il-, ir-

im-, in- (prefixes: “not; the opposite of”)

D16

root: port

-ation (suffix: “the act or result of”)              trans- (prefix: “across”)

D17

root: astro (aster)

 

D18

Review & Consolidation