As teachers grapple with the challenge of a new, bigger and more challenging school curriculum, at every key stage and phase, success can feel beyond our reach. But what if there were 50,000 small solutions to help us bridge that gap?

In Closing the Vocabulary Gap, the author explores the increased demands of an academic curriculum and how closing the vocabulary gap between our ‘word poor’ and ‘word rich’ students could prove the vital difference between school failure and success.

This must-read book presents the case for teacher-led efforts to develop students' vocabulary and provides practical solutions for teachers across the curriculum, incorporating easy-to-use tools, resources and classroom activities.

chapter |25 pages

Closing the vocabulary gap

Problems and solutions

chapter |25 pages

What is in a word? Know your roots

chapter |21 pages

Wot d’ya mean by academic vocabulary?

chapter |23 pages

We need to talk about spelling

chapter |15 pages

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