Friday, 14 February 2014

Expanding Vocabulary and Developing Word Consciousness

Contact: Jennie Amos, ALEA Tas South
e: jennie.amos@education.tas.gov.au    w: www.alea.edu.au/events/category/tasmania

Date: 27 March 2014          RSVP by 22 March
Location: Glenorchy

Intended Audience: Teachers

Expanding Vocabulary and Developing Word Consciousness: A powerful tool for raising students' achievement
In this presentation Judith will introduce word consciousness as a frame for learning about words and the language used in academic settings, briefly discuss research evidence for its effectiveness, and present ideas for integrating it into classrooms.

Ideas and activities will include:
  • becoming word learners through apprenticeship (e.g., word collectors, using rich literature as models for writing) 
  • creating a playful, safe environment for exploring vocabulary to invite students into the world of words (e.g., playing games with words, honouring heritage languages)
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