Collins International Webinars: Bringing Vocabulary Teaching Alive at Primary Level
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
12:00-13:00 or 18:00-19:00 EET
A good vocabulary is one of the foundations of literacy. Without sufficient understanding of words and phrases, children struggle to understand what they are taught or to express their thoughts and feelings effectively.
In this webinar, we show how vocabulary can be taught systematically and robustly as part of the daily reading lesson. We consider which words to teach and explore a range of approaches that bring vocabulary learning alive at primary level.
Throughout this session we refer to books in the Collins Big Cat range to show how good vocabulary teaching can be achieved with the resources you already have in your school.
Rachel Clarke is an educational trainer and writer specialising in Primary English, a knowledgeable and motivational trainer and an author.
Rachel has a long connection with Collins; she was one of the authors of the KS2 Collins Big Cat Handbook and most recently authored Assess Fluency in Reading: Reception to Year 6.
She has 25 years’ experience in primary education as a teacher, SENCO, Deputy Headteacher and local authority adviser. In addition to writing, Rachel works as an education consultant for Primary English Education Consultancy and enjoys training teachers in all aspect of English in the UK and overseas.