Episode 16: Beyond the word wall: building vocabulary in the classroom

Summary

Episode 16 of The Curriculum examines the curriculum requirements for building vocabulary and offers advice to teachers. Host Melanie Moore talks to Amy McCaw and Caroline Pudner – both primary teachers, English specialists and Cornerstones Consultants. They discuss the challenges teachers face in helping children build a varied vocabulary, and share creative, proven tips for how to foster a love of words in the classroom.

Notes and links

Blog and free resources
Cornerstones Curriculum
The Word Collector by Peter H Reynolds – Book Review
The Word Collector by Peter H Reynolds – Buy from Amazon
The Word Collector by Sonja Wimmer – Buy from Amazon
Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins
National Literacy Trust

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Melanie Moore

Mel is Director and EYFS specialist at Cornerstones. She writes most of our curriculum materials and leads our creative team. She has 20 years teaching experience, including as a deputy head teacher. She has also been a teacher adviser, a local authority strategy advisor and has worked for the QCA on national curriculum schemes of work.

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