‘If we want students to learn the language of school, we need to actively explicitly and thoroughly marinate students in opportunities to see, hear and use these words.’  – Judith Scott

Explicit vocabulary teaching can be included in lessons across the curriculum. The vocabulary ideas below have been used successfully in shared and guided reading but could also be used as independent activities and other subjects.  

There is a chapter on vocabulary in The Oral Language Book.

word activities
for shared and guided reading 1

smart questions

question starters