Just Imagine CPD sessions in reading: Developing Comprehension Day 3: Word awareness, best practice for vocabulary development

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Just Imagine CPD sessions in reading: Developing Comprehension Day 3: Word awareness, best practice for vocabulary development

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Education Pathways is part of the EborHope Teaching Schools Alliance, working with Just Imagine to deliver high quality CPD for all school staff from EYFA to secondary phase – anyone who wants to further develop their knowledge of children’s books in this area.

The cost is £100 per delegate for the day session, we will invoice you. Irrespective of your school or multi-academy trust status, this is a valuable network opportunity open to everyone.

Developing Comprehension: word awareness

Facilitator: Nikki Gamble

Words form the bedrock of speaking, listening, reading and writing. This course pays attention to the ways in which we can develop word knowledge for reading and writing in the context of rich language experiences.

Informed by up-to-date research and exemplification from across the primary years, this one day course presents a blended approach to word study. We start with the fundamentals of why vocabulary is important, distinguishing between broad and deep knowledge. We then look at the contexts in which vocabulary develops. 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 with a clear rationale.

Areas of focus

  • What research tells us  about vocabulary acquisition and development
  • Language rich experience – not words in isolation
  • The structure of words – phonology, morphology
  • Etymology – why historical knowledge is useful
  • Blended practice – teaching individual words, word learning strategies, word consciousness
  • Identifying words for teaching
  • Spelling – the skills underpinning good spelling
  • Games and resources

Key stage suitability

Primary years

Note: this is day 3 of a 3 day course. Gap tasks will be set between each session and there will be opportunities to reflect on progress and development. It is recommended that participants enrol for all three sessions to gain maximum benefit. It is however possible to enrol for a single session.

The aim is to build subject knowledge and subject pedagogy.

To book please complete this booking form https://goo.gl/forms/dUBire6p4Vlrk2cy2


March 14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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