Word Aware is a structured whole school or early years setting approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children. Focussed on whole class learning, the resource is of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage – including children with Developmental Language Disorder, Special Educational Needs and those who speak English as an additional language, but it will extend the word learning of all students.
This approach is full of practical and inspiring ideas that can be easily applied by busy teaching staff to develop both spoken and written vocabulary.
Word Aware has been developed by combining up to date research with extensive classroom experience. Authors Stephen Parsons and Anna Branagan have been using this approach and training many practitioners since 2010. The end product is an effective and time efficient method for developing the spoken and written vocabulary of all children. It has been enthusiastically received by class teachers, head teachers, curriculum coordinators, Special Needs Co-coordinators and Learning Support Assistants.
Whole school training.
Word Aware works best when it is championed top-down by the whole school. I am an accredited Word Aware Trainer in both the school age and early years courses. I can run twilight or whole day inset day training for your school. Prices to be agree on discussion of your specific needs - approximately £650 upwards for 30 delegates. Please contact me for more information.
Upcoming Training Events
The October 2019 training was a great success and I will be running another Word Aware Training course in February 2020. Please contact me to express interest. Dates and times to be released soon.