As we've discovered more and more about developing vocabulary, we've found it helpful to simplify ideas to two key elements:
- direct instruction (teaching words themselves, and teaching word-learning strategies)
- creating a language-rich culture (providing rich language experiences and fostering word consciousness and curiosity).
We believe both strands are essential.
Vocabulary Sharing Area
Visit our sharing area Padlet to see what schools have been up to as we all work hard to develop children's (and adults') vocabulary!
Post your own school's ideas for others to see...