We know that there is a vocabulary gap between the most and least advantaged. A recent presentation from Graeme Logan, Education Scotland, has reiterated this point. See presentation below.
In Highland we’re taking a developmental approach to Emerging Literacy ensuring that we are addressing the gaps in Oral Language development.
We have published, with the support of the Speech and Language Therapy Service, resources to support the teaching of vocabulary:
CLICK HERE – Building Vocabulary for Better Literacy
CLICK HERE – Pre-Teaching Vocabulary
The P5/6 class in Glenurquhart Primary School, Drumnadrochit, have used the Pre-Teaching Vocabulary resources to support the teaching of vocabulary. It’s great to see these resources being used across the school to meaningfully teach vocabulary. Check out their examples below:
Let us know how you’re teaching vocabulary in your classroom by leaving a comment on the blog.