Establishing and maintaining an excitement about vocabulary in the primary classroom must begin with books. Whether delving deep into the nuances of a few words with explicit teaching, or playing with a plethora of words to stretch and create breadth, choosing tier two words from a quality text provides an essential anchor and context for […]Read More Be a Word Collector!
So here it is. In addition to the rich implicit language teaching that came as part of our curriculum, we decided to teach three 10 – 15 minute direct, discreet explicit vocabulary sessions a week where the children would learn to master a word – to get to know it and all its nuances and subtleties to a depth where they could apply it precisely in a range of contexts.Read More Digging deep: Vocabulary teaching is not just about breadth.
The many twists and turns make this a brilliant read-out-loud adventure. I was keen to read Cogheart not only with writing ideas in mind, but also explicit opportunities for vocabulary instruction.Read More Cogheart – an adventure of the very best kind.