2nd Edition

Word Aware 1 Teaching Vocabulary Across the Day, Across the Curriculum

By Stephen Parsons, Anna Branagan Copyright 2022
    342 Pages 343 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    342 Pages 343 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Now in a fully updated second edition, this comprehensive and practical book outlines the theoretical underpinnings for vocabulary and acts as a ‘how to’ guide to developing word learning across the school and curriculum. It is packed with easy-to-implement activities, worksheets and resources that can be put into practice immediately with individual students or groups, whole classes and throughout the school.

    The Word Aware approach provides a structured framework to promote vocabulary development in all children and has been rigorously tried and tested. Now in full colour, with photocopiable and downloadable materials, it is an outstanding resource that will be an essential addition to any school and classroom.

    The second edition of Word Aware 1 brings:

    • An even wider range of ready-to-go vocabulary activities
    • Fine-tuned teaching techniques
    • Enhanced resources to develop children’s independent word learning skills
    • A step-by-step guide to developing a whole school approach

    Word Aware 1 is an invaluable tool for teachers and other professionals looking to support children as they broaden their vocabulary. It is particularly suited to children aged 5–11 years but can easily be adapted for older children.

    Foreword  Acknowledgements  Introduction  Implementing Word Aware  Step 1: Get Excited About Words  Step 2: Teach Words  Step 3: Independent Word Learning  Families  Outcomes and Evaluation


    Stephen Parsons is a Speech and Language Therapist, trainer and author of practical language development resources for teachers and Speech and Language Therapists (SaLTs). From 1996–2017, Stephen worked as a Speech and Language Therapy Service Manager in Hackney and the City of London. With over 30 years’ experience in the field, he is co-author of bestselling Speechmark resources Language for Thinking (second edition, 2017), Word Aware (first edition, 2013), Word Aware 2 (2017) and Language for Behaviour and Emotions (2020). Stephen graduated in Speech Pathology from Flinders University, before attaining an MSc in Speech and Language Therapy from City University in 2000. He currently serves as Chair of NAPLIC, the association for professionals working with children and young people with developmental language disorder.

    Anna Branagan is a Speech and Language Therapist. In Gloucestershire, Anna works within a Youth Support Team supporting vulnerable young people. In Worcestershire, she works within mainstream schools supporting inclusive practice. Anna trained at Leeds Metropolitan University 25 years ago. She is the co-author of bestselling Speechmark resources Language for Thinking (second edition, 2017), Word Aware (first edition, 2013) Word Aware 2 (2017) and Language for Behaviour and Emotions (2020).

    "This book offers a great combination of practical activities and a robust evidence base for each stage of vocabulary learning. It’s clearly been tried-and-tested in a range of schools, with helpful, detailed examples included of the impact this approach has had for vocabulary learners. Its written style reignites the passion that we all, as a profession, have for word learning."- Sonia Sivyer, highly specialist SLT and lecturer, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Bulletin