Word Awareness: vocabulary and spelling

Informed by up-to-date research and exemplification from across the primary years, this one day course presents a blended approach to word study. Delegates will explore the best ways to teach vocabulary for reading and for writing, and the most effective approaches to teaching spelling.  This interactive course will include practical workshops demonstrating games and strategies.

Content includes:

  • What we know about vocabulary acquisition and development
  • Blended practice – teaching individual words, word learning strategies, word consciousness
  • Identifying words for teaching
  • Spelling – the skills needed for good spelling
  • Games and resources