Word Aware is a whole school vocabulary approach developed by
Stephen Parsons and Anna Branagan.
Please see their website www.thinkingtalking.co.uk for further information.
A Time to Talk can provide an accredited W trainer in your setting.
Well-developed vocabulary is required to:
• Understand concepts in subjects such as maths and science • Develop reading comprehension • Write expressively • Succeed academically and in life.
This practical training will introduce you to Word Aware: a structured whole school approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children.
Word Aware continues to have a supportive application in secondary schools as pupils begin to require an understanding of specialist and subject-specific vocabulary.
The approach is adapted for older pupils in this training.
Word Aware can be delivered as a whole-school INSET training day or as a series of twilight sessions. Choose your main focus:
Early Years, Primary, Secondary.
Alternatively individuals can book onto a local course. See below.
Consultative support, including coaching and class demonstrations, can be arranged following your training to help you get off to a flying start!
Bespoke workshops to refresh knowledge and practice skills can also be arranged.
See the testimonials page to find out what other professionals said about the training.