Anna Branagan Stephen Parsons

Anna Branagan Stephen Parsons

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We are the authors of 'Language for Thinking' (2017), 'Word Aware' (2014) and 'Word Aware Early Years' (2017) and have a passion for language and vocabulary.
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Great example of a Word Wall from Nethermains Primary School. Note the spinner on the top left which ensures the word wall is interactive.

Great example of a Word Wall from Nethermains Primary School. Note the spinner on the top left which ensures the word wall is interactive.

A great quote from presentation at NAPLIC conference 2018  from presentation by Megan Dixon via Jenny Ray on Twitter. Really something we think abut with both Word Aware and Language for Thinking

A great quote from presentation at NAPLIC conference 2018 from presentation by Megan Dixon via Jenny Ray on Twitter. Really something we think abut with both Word Aware and Language for Thinking

Louise McIntosh on Twitter: "What an awesome word tree! From a school in South Ayrshire, Scotland.

Louise McIntosh on Twitter: "What an awesome word tree! From a school in South Ayrshire, Scotland.

#wordaware - Twitter Search

#wordaware - Twitter Search

Great example here of activating vocabulary within a real (and engaging) context.  BVS Year 5 on Twitter: "More language learning in the garden room. Analysing meaning and synonyms whilst erecting a sweet pea teepee 🌱

Great example here of activating vocabulary within a real (and engaging) context. BVS Year 5 on Twitter: "More language learning in the garden room. Analysing meaning and synonyms whilst erecting a sweet pea teepee 🌱

Direct Vocabulary Instruction - a low prep, high yield activity that works!

Build vocabulary across ALL content areas with an engaging strategy that works! Vocabulary instruction that's low prep and high yield! Supports all students, including English language learners.

Jen Willis on Twitter: "BRAND NEW BLOG! Explicit vocabulary teaching for depth of understanding. Huge nods to @Mr_P_hillips @vocabularyninja https://t.co/rUY7dBL5VR… https://t.co/TYvnDj6Tvi"

Jen Willis on Twitter: "BRAND NEW BLOG! Explicit vocabulary teaching for depth of understanding. Huge nods to @Mr_P_hillips @vocabularyninja https://t.co/rUY7dBL5VR… https://t.co/TYvnDj6Tvi"

Jen Willis on Twitter: "Here's a further idea to really challenge the children's depth of thinking around vocabulary. Works well with adjectives too. #vocabulary #primaryrocks https://t.co/YqP4fRVb4r… https://t.co/z0PBMFGmBZ"

Jen Willis on Twitter: "Here's a further idea to really challenge the children's depth of thinking around vocabulary. Works well with adjectives too. #vocabulary #primaryrocks https://t.co/YqP4fRVb4r… https://t.co/z0PBMFGmBZ"

Beyond Words: The Winners of the 2018 Vocabulary Video Contest

Beyond Words: The Winners of the 2018 Vocabulary Video Contest

For World Book Day: Children dress up and think of a word to go with the costume. This from the inspirational Hayshead Nursery  in Scotland

For World Book Day: Children dress up and think of a word to go with the costume. This from the inspirational Hayshead Nursery in Scotland

“We are more @WordAware of the word ‘defend’ by thinking of rhyming words for it, counting the syllables, making our own actions and finding out the meaning of it!”

“We are more @WordAware of the word ‘defend’ by thinking of rhyming words for it, counting the syllables, making our own actions and finding out the meaning of it!”

“P1a new word of the week is ‘catastrophe’ #wordaware #wow #starapproach #syllables #sounds #action #meaning #understanding #vocabulary @WordAware https://t.co/79gRSZMOGR”

“P1a new word of the week is ‘catastrophe’ #wordaware #wow #starapproach #syllables #sounds #action #meaning #understanding #vocabulary @WordAware https://t.co/79gRSZMOGR”

Vidtionary is a treasure trove of short videos focused on one word. Perfect for viewing at home, for children learning EAL.

Vidtionary is a treasure trove of short videos focused on one word. Perfect for viewing at home, for children learning EAL.