Develop ‘word rich teaching’

How teachers can close the vocabulary gap

Did you know that lack of appropriate vocabulary is the single biggest cause of academic underachievement? Experts suggest that pupils need  a ‘word hoard of 50,000 words in order to thrive academically *. This course will  provide busy teachers with a range of innovative strategies for keeping vocabulary at the heart of learning.

Find out how to:

  • Create ‘word rich’ classrooms
  • Get pupils excited about oracy
  • Help pupils deal with difficult vocabulary including examination terminology
  • Develop extended pupil responses and reasoning skills
  • Build pupils’ confidence

Source: Alex Quigley ‘Closing the Vocabulary Gap’

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