Closing the Word Gap - Teaching Vocabulary CPD package

Resources, Training/Conference

This suite of materials has been written following several successful projects in schools led by English advisers from Babcock LDP. It supports a model of collective learning, which has been proven to have the greatest impact on both teachers and students.

A series of six sessions is provided, each written to last around an hour and a half, but trainers can choose to adapt this to best fit what time they have allocated to the programme. Within the electronic ‘pack’ you will find the following:

  • 6 detailed session plans/presenter notes (these include the subject knowledge needed to run training, links to further reading and a number of suggestions for adaptations)
  • PowerPoint presentations for each session
  • Photocopiable resource masters for the sessions

Plans all have common features:

  • suggested timings
  • descriptions and explanations of activities
  • reference to resources required

Pre- and post-session tasks are provided, with the expectation that attendees will complete these in order to get the most out of each session. Each begins with a ‘word warm-up’ to foster word consciousness and model activities worth doing with children; all end with a short activity to encourage reflection on what has been learned during the session.

Product Code: ENGL-SUB-01006