Making Vocabulary Instruction Work in your English Classroom

Who is this workshop designed for?

Years 7-9 English Teachers and HODs

What is this workshop about?

How do I provide rich and varied language experiences that support learning and using vocabulary? Do I spend time to teach individual words? What type or word-learning strategies have I taught my students to help them increase their vocabularies? In what ways do I develop word consciousness and appreciation for word learning?

We will guide you through how to stimulate students' awareness of and interest in words so they can enjoy a language-rich environment. You will be able to use Thinking Tools with students to expand word knowledge independently.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Develop teaching strategies for promoting a word-conscious English  classroom, based around academic and topic specific vocabulary
  • Use a range of Thinking Tools for promoting vocabulary learning in all levels of ability, from EALD students to those who are accessing more sophisticated Higher Order Thinking skills
  • Focus attention on academic vocabulary to develop an informed appreciation of literature and non-fiction texts.

Take Aways:

Practical Thinking Tools to use with your students.

Venue: Griffith University, Nathan Campus
Starting: 3:30 PM
Wednesday 24th February 2016
Ending: 5:15 PM
Thursday 24th March 2016
Phone Enquiries: 07 3735 5643

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