19SPR05 Word Aware (Early Start & Infants)

19SPR05 Word Aware (Early Start & Infants)

        Word Aware: teaching vocabulary across the day across the curriculum

Well developed vocabulary is required to:

    • Understand concepts in subjects such as maths and science
    • Develop reading comprehension
    • Write expressively
    • Succeed academically and in life


The new Primary Language Curriculum states: ‘Language is central to how and what we learn. It is the primary medium through which new learning is acquired and assimilated. It plays a vital part in the expansion of the child’s conceptual framework and growth of the child’s conceptual knowledge, dispositions and skills. ..   Each curriculum area has its own particular language or languages; therefore, every lesson is a language lesson in itself. Access to knowledge within the curriculum requires that children understand and use increasingly complex language at each class level within primary school. ‘


This course provides participants with a systematic approach to develop that language.


Spoken vocabulary at 5 impacts on reading comprehension at 15 years of age. Yet children from the poorest 20% are already a year behind with spoken vocabulary by 5. There are many children in our classrooms who need support.

Word Aware is a structured whole school approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children. Focussed on whole class learning, the approach is of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage - including children with Special Educational Needs and those who speak English as an additional language.
This approach is full of practical and inspiring ideas that can be easily applied by busy classroom practitioners to develop both spoken and written vocabulary. Course participants will have resources and ideas to apply immediately. 


    1. Learn how to implement vocabulary teaching within the new National Curriculum
    1. Review the evidence about the importance of spoken and written vocabulary
    1. Explore word learning theory
    1. Learn a structured approach to teaching vocabulary in the classroom

Further details  www.thinkingtalking.co.uk  @WordAware  www.pinterest.com/wordaware/

Facilitator:      Pauline Morley

Dates:              Mondays: 4th & 11th February

Time:               4.00pm – 6.30pm

 Venue:            Dublin West Education Centre

Course Details

Course Date 04-02-2019 4:30 pm
Course End Date 11-02-2019 6:30 pm
Registration Start Date 11-01-2019 9:00 am
Capacity 15
Available place 2
Individual Price Free
Location Dublin West Education Centre