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


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 Curriculum Director and the author of the Cornerstones Curriculum. She writes, edits and oversees all curriculum materials and leads our creative team. Mel has over 20 years of primary teaching experience, including as a deputy headteacher. She has also been a teacher adviser and a local authority strategy adviser.

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