This new series of blog posts, #WordPower: Teaching through Text, will explore how to teach vocabulary learning strategies, in context, using high-quality texts. Effective vocabulary development helps pupils to unlock the meaning of new words through discussion, meaning-making and developing connections, whilst simultaneously deepening their comprehension of language, strengthening communication.
By teaching core vocabulary learning strategies (‘Word Attack’ skills) in real reading and writing contexts, across the curriculum, teachers can plan for vocabulary learning opportunities in structured way through both direct and indirect vocabulary instruction (follow these links for more information Part 3: Word Attack ; Part 5: Building Word Power). Regular exposure to language in multiple contexts can AMPLIFY pupils’ understanding of language and their ability to make connections between the new and the known.
#WordPower: Teaching through Text (Part 1)
Focus Text: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Author: Mordicai Gerstein
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