Vocabulary development is a cornerstone of all English Language teaching and we know that closing the word gap is essential to help students to achieve their potential, both in school and in life.
Our targeted vocabulary resources, handouts and worksheets will help you to build learners' confidence with new words, and crucially develop their ability to use new vocabulary in their own speech and writing. Vocabulary development can also help with word decoding leading to improvements in learners’ reading comprehension.
By increasing the number of words students’ encounter and helping them to use words confidently, we can improve both their life chances and their progress and achievement throughout school with these new vocabulary skills.
Try our new vocabulary graphic organizers and fun vocab games, or teach students how to use a thesaurus!
With unfamiliar words, students need to not only understand the meaning of the word but also its synonyms, antonyms, prefixes, suffixes and word association. We can help them to develop the skill of learning vocabulary by increasing their word knowledge.
Search the resources below for inspiration, or see our Word gap resources, written in partnership with Oxford University Press, our Word gap posters for classroom displays or try our flexible Word gap templates for printable worksheets and display resources to build vocabulary skills.