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Building Vocabulary in KS1 & KS2

03 Jul 2024

9:30am - 2:30pm




"Listening to and talking about stories and non-fiction develops children’s vocabulary, because they meet words they would rarely hear or use in everyday speech. Understanding vocabulary is vital for comprehension at all stages – both reading and listening – and so for all pupils’ wider learning and progress."

The Reading Framework (DfE, 2023)

Pupils’ vocabulary affects their ability to communicate and to understand the world. This workshop, aimed at Key Stages 1 and 2, helps teachers develop their knowledge of how words work and suggests practical strategies for direct instruction, including an exploration of the link between word knowledge and reading comprehension.

What will I learn?

  • Reading, vocabulary and how they work together – the research around the ‘vocabulary gap’
  • Word meaning, word knowledge and word-building – exploring new language and the three-tier model
  • Learning and loving new words – direct and indirect instruction
  • Practical strategies for teaching vocabulary
  • Reflection and further resources

Structure and costing

Training takes place online on Wednesday 3 July:

  • Session one: 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Session two: 12.30pm - 2.30pm

The cost is £140.00 per person. Those with a full school membership of the National Literacy Trust receive a £25 discount per booking.

Book using the form below. Please contact Ruth King via if you require a discount code or if you have any questions.

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