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A good vocabulary is often used to indicate likely academic achievement. Yet many teachers report that their children do not have the vocabulary they need to access the curriculum. The recent Ofsted research review of English picks up on both of these factors and suggests that children should be taught vocabulary explicitly.

This course provides teachers with practical, engaging strategies for teaching vocabulary in the primary school. Starting with research, this course secures vocabulary teaching in ‘best practice’ so that it is part of a rich language-based approach to explicit teaching and learning.

During this course, Rachel shares high quality techniques to ensure all participants leave feeling confident in their ability to teach vocabulary skills robustly, actively and strategically.

Course objectives:

· Consider the place of vocabulary in the National Curriculum

· Familiarisation with research relating to vocabulary acquisition

· Explore ways to teach vocabulary systematically in the primary classroom

Trainer: Rachel Clarke

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