Closing the vocabulary gap
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Alex Quigley

Quigley examines how closing the vocabulary gap between our ‘word poor' and ‘word rich' students could prove the vital difference between school failure and success. He presents the case for teacher-led efforts to significantly improve students vocabulary across the curriculum, illustrating how vocabulary is a critical strand of reading and understanding.

The tools and activities he presents are practical, easy to use and grounded in the latest evidence. His aims to help teachers to quickly improve students vocabulary acquisition; supporting reading and accelerating learning.

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Alex Quigley

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April 2018

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Of interest to all teaching professionals seeking to improve their students' vocabulary acquisition. It helps teachers understand the importance of vocabulary to learning; shares knowledge about teaching reading; and provides strategies for improving vocabulary for every phase of learning and across every subject. The author also provides practical tools and strategies to support reading and learning across the curriculum.


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R470 / 557
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Closing the vocabulary gap

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Alex Quigley blog

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Times Educational Supplement

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