Inspirational Teaching Strategies

DEVELOPING VOCABULARY TO SUPPORT WRITING IN A PRIMARY SCHOOL SETTING

Making Words Stick in Primary
About this course

  • Are you confident with the teaching and learning of vocabulary to support writing?
  • How do you ensure that pupils develop vocabulary depth as well as breadth? and
  • What are the research-informed strategies for improving pupils’ word knowledge and choice?

This course is a must for any teacher or subject leader interested in developing pupils’ vocabulary knowledge and word choice to improve language comprehension and writing outcomes.  The training focuses on research-informed practice, providing hands-on techniques that really work in the early years and primary phase setting.

The course explains the current thinking on teaching ‘Tier 2’ vocabulary to enhance children’s vocabulary growth, supporting teachers to develop a language-led curriculum. The activities aim to enhance the teaching of spelling, punctuation and grammar without being a time-consuming bolt-on.    

The training will also be of interest to schools teaching learners of English as a Second Language, with reference to innovative practice that has been shown to improve word knowledge and use for pupils from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Course Outcomes:
  • Enhance your understanding of ‘Tier 2’ vocabulary development to support writing
  • Enable you to teach vocabulary explicitly using a range of techniques and resources
  • Give you the confidence to support young pupils for whom English is an additional language
  • Develop your skills to blend word learning with the teaching of spelling, punctuation and grammar
Course Outline:
Session 1: The importance of teaching and learning vocabulary

A language-led curriculum – developing word consciousness

Deciding which words to teach–a focus on ‘Tier 2’ vocabulary

Facing challenges and overcoming barriers to word learning

The importance of spoken language development

Session 2: Classroom strategies and research-informed practice

Insights from the ‘Words into Writing’ study for English Language Learners

Linking the thinking - grouping and combining words for writing with flair

Developing vocabulary depth; blending the teaching of spelling, punctuation and grammar

Exploring practical links with dual coding and cognitive load theory

Session 3: Creating your vocabulary toolkit

Opportunity to reflect on your school and classroom context

Explore models and resources to implement in your school setting

Consider how to assess vocabulary learning to inform future planning and goal setting

Putting it all together – the fundamental steps for teaching new vocabulary

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787

LONDON WEST
17TH JUNE

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Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

+44 (0)29 2071 1787
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