Word of the week
word of the week
Are you ready for ‘Word of the Week’?
As part of our commitment to developing students’ vocabulary, we have launched a whole school ‘Word of the Week’ which students will be introduced to during form time each Monday morning. For the rest of this academic year, we will practice using the word and support students to absorb the featured words into their daily vocabulary. Students will have the opportunity to earn credits throughout the week by using the Word of the Week appropriately in their verbal and written responses.
This year we're focusing on the kind of academic words that are used across subject areas. All of the words will be taken from the Academic Word List (for further details go online: http://www.uefap.com/vocab/select/awl.htm). Our aim is to help students approach and understand academic material in any subject with more confidence. Research tells us that vocabulary skills are strong indicators of academic success and that having a wide vocabulary empowers children and adults to participate confidently and meaningfully in the world around them.
Parents are encouraged to use the words too and to continue fostering a love of reading in the home, given that reading and a wide vocabulary go hand-in-hand. The Powerpoint slides used in Monday morning registrations will be tweeted out (@saddleworth_sch) each Monday.
Please have fun with our Word of the Week!