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Effective teaching approaches – part 1

Unit 6

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Overview

Carrying on from the last session, this video aims to help you better understand the difference between the direct and indirect teaching of vocabulary and explores some of the effective strategies you can apply to both approaches. It looks at a couple of great strategies for pupils to use when encountering unfamiliar words while they're reading. You will then look at how, when reading together, you can look at how writers play on the nuances of meaning in order to make word choices that have a desired impact on the reader.

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Ruth Baker-Leask

Former headteacher Ruth is now an independent education advisor, supporting schools, trusts and other organisations across the UK. She is currently chair of the National Association of Advisors in English (NAAE), an associate consultant for the National Literacy Trust (NLT) and a member of The United Kingdom Literacy Association's (UKLA) awards and members committee.

About the Course

This series of 8 units has been developed in partnership with The National Literacy Trust to help you develop a cumulative, rich vocabulary curriculum throughout your school. During this course, Ruth Baker-Leask will explore the research that underpins what we know about words and how they work, as well as the essential word knowledge that children need and practical strategies that you can embed into your teaching.

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