Academic Reading and Vocabulary - workshop with Alex Quigley

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Suitable for teachers in upper KS2 and Secondary, this one-day workshop will explore the best approaches for vocabulary development and improving academic reading.

Students develop their language skills throughout school as they read both in class and independently, and from engaging in academic talk and listening. Nurturing the development of the academic language of school is crucial, given the increasingly specialised language of subject disciplines as pupils move to secondary school.

Furthermore, academic reading is challenging because it requires students to actively engage with complex, often subject specific texts. For most students, reading comprehension is much more challenging than verbal comprehension, which typically contains less technical language and is accompanied by a range of additional cues that support understanding.

Helping us to navigate these troubled waters of literacy development will be Alex Quigley, National Content Manager at the Education Endowment Foundation, and the author of a number of publications on this subject, including the EEF's Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools and Closing the Vocabulary Gap.

Alex will deliver a workshop focusing on vocabulary development, academic reading - and where the two collide. It will cost £95 for the day and will take place at Dixons City Academy on 4th December. Sign up:



Published: 29/11/2019
Audience: Teachers and school leaders
Contact: Bradford Research School

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