1 | Develop specialist vocab early

The new KS3-5 curriculum is more difficult than ever, so students need to be properly armed from the off to face this significant challenge, says Alex Quigley.

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2 | The language of academic success

We might not be able to solve the gap between higher and lower socio-economic backgrounds, but we can close the one between word-rich and word-poor pupils, says David Didau.

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3 | Five ways to narrow the word gap

Alex Quigley shares his vocabulary tips to let pupils get to grips with a bigger, harder curriculum.

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4 | Creative ways to make vocab stick

Try Garry Britton’s inventive ideas to help students retain those all-important word lists.

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5 | Five ways to improve vocab breadth and depth

Alex Quigley shares some more simple strategies to help you narrow the word gap for your students.

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6 | Boosting school leavers’ literacy levels

One in eight disadvantaged students don’t own a single book, says Jonathan Douglas – so what are we going to do about it?

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7 | Can text-savvy students pass the vocab test?

The text generation can say it all in just three letters – but sometimes a little more word power is required, says Alison Davies…

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8 | Dealing with tougher GCSEs

There’s a growing inequality in our classrooms, warns Alex Quigley – and it’s up to all of us to help close it.

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