Building Vocabulary Knowledge

Building Vocabulary Knowledge

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Language occurs all around us therefore young learners cannot avoid picking up the language around them.  Teachers can teach vocabulary effectively by using a range of approaches, strategies and ideas to improve students reading and writing.  Our current work in schools is to enable teachers to understand, know and teach explicitly – about vocabulary. We use a range of research tools, suggested texts, evidence based activities and tasks proven to increase students vocabulary knowledge, and to  lift reading and writing levels. Dr Alison Davis provides vocabulary tools, research and tasks via her resources available through the link.


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“Our Vision facilitator (Justine) built positive relationships with everyone she worked alongside and skillfully aligned her sessions with what we needed to develop in our practice based on our strategic aims.  Her professional development with staff has grown teacher knowledge, improved practice and accelerated progress for our learners.”

Tracey Bennett
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Hautapu School

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Benneydale School has been working with Leitia for 2 years in a wide range of capacities. Leitia has run a number of Teacher Only Days focusing on effective literacy practice in the classroom and she has modelled and supported best practice related to differentiated learning programs that support accelerated learning. Leitia has worked alongside teachers in the classroom providing feedback and support on teacher effectiveness. She has supported planning meetings with teachers and worked with them to refine their programs through using a coaching model. Evidence of teacher growth due to these coaching sessions can be seen in class practice. We have found Leitia to be very knowledgeable, quick to understand our needs and work with us to create our own PLD journey. I would recommend Leitia as a facilitator for any school wanting to provide authentic opportunities for staff to challenge their thinking and work towards enhancing their practice for the benefit of all learners.

Vanessa Te Huia
Principal
Benneydale School