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:: Developing vocabulary ::
Outline
'The rich get richer, while the poor get poorer'. A rich and diverse store of vocabulary is essential to a child’s development of English skills, but whilst some children enter school with several thousand words upon which to draw, other children have a very limited vocabulary. As the linguistically rich use their store of language to trade up to a broader vocabulary, those children with very little trading power get left behind. This course offers Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 teachers the opportunity to consider the critical importance of early vocabulary development and the vital role it plays in determining future academic achievement. It will provide an opportunity to develop strategies that will support teachers in deciding which words to teach and why. Enriching and extending children’s vocabulary "opens doors" to increasingly complex texts, supports reading to learn, and reaps benefits across the curriculum.
Prerequisites
Please note that in response to delegate feedback, this course has been extended to a full day course.
Outcomes:
The aim of the course is to:
  • learn how to design programmes of vocabulary instruction that support better understanding and retention
  • gain a better understanding of research around vocabulary development and how this has highlighted the critical importance of vocabulary to future attainment
  • consider how to embed vocabulary development across the curriculum
Please note that in response to delegate feedback, this course has been extended to a full day course.
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Early Career Teachers
  • Newly Qualified Teachers
Price £147 (£167)