It's only words....teaching vocabulary for reading, writing and talking

Many schools are finding that children's poor vocabulary is the key reason for their lack of progress in all subjects, but especially in reading and writing.

‘Poor vocabulary is the primary cause of academic failure.’ 

Analysis of KS2 SATs shows the critical effect of a wide vocabulary on reading.

This practical course has been specifically designed for teachers in KS1 and KS2 to raise their pupils’ levels of vocabulary usage and deepen understanding of words. 

Course objectives:

  • To develop a greater understanding of how to support children in their  acquisition and usage of vocabulary for reading, writing, communication and thinking
  • To explore a systematic approach to the teaching and learning of vocabulary
  • To provide practical ideas, strategies and activities

Jane Dallas and Carol Satterthwaite are independent literacy consultants with over sixty years of experience in teaching, training and consultancy between them.

Cost: £100 [including lunch]

Dates and venues: Thursday 15 January 2015 Manningham Mills Community Centre

   This course introduces a simple method for building children's transferable higher order  vocabulary which can be used in all year groups.

Further information and how to book can be found on the attached flyer



Published: 25/11/2014
Audience: Phase leaders and class teachers in Primary
Contact: Carol Satterthwaite

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