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ELSA France’s Virtual Teacher Development Day
13 March 2021
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Saturday, March 13 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Finding the Words

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Finding the Words - developing vocabulary in the primary years
Interactive session with the following aims:

·          To explore reasons for vocabulary impoverishment;
·          What we mean by vocabulary and how it develops;
·          What impact a lack of vocabulary has on children’s reading throughout the primary years and beyond;
·          To consider what strategies we can use to improve things;
·          To plan how we can embed a purposeful development of vocabulary in everyday teaching.

This workshop will explore reasons for the current vocabulary crisis in many schools from all economic backgrounds. It will consider the reasons for this and suggest possible ways to enrich children’s range of words, their understanding of figurative and idiomatic language and the impact this has on their understanding of what they read.

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Janet Gough

Janet has over 24 years experience as an Assistant Headteacher, English Subject Lead and a Leading teacher as part of the National Strategy. She is a freelance English and Literacy consultant who specialises in supporting teachers with the teaching of grammar, punctuation and spelling... Read More →

Saturday March 13, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CET
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