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Effective Vocabulary Instruction

Vocabulary development is a key focus area for schools, and rightly so. Research has concluded that any method or programme for teaching vocabulary should employ both direct and indirect teaching (intentional and unintentional), and ensure multiple exposures to new words across a range of contexts. Students should be actively engaged and involved in the work learning process with high levels of oral language use for all students. What that means is that many spelling programmes are simply not producing the desired results for many of our students, and especially ESOL students.

Come update your vocabulary instructional practices to meet today's cross-curricula requirements. You will learn engaging, easy-to-implement, classroom-ready structures to expand and refine your students' academic vocabularies.

“Wonderful ideas for long-term vocabulary retention and building a cooperative learning environment.”
— Skye R., Secondary Teacher