Vocabulary for Literacy: CfE

Vocabulary for Literacy: CfE

Rachel Alexander, Jane Cooper


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Syllabus: CfE (Curriculum for Excellence, from Education Scotland) and SQA
Level: BGE (S1-S3) and Senior Phase (National 4/5)
Subject: Literacy

Words are powerful. Enrich your vocabulary and you will be able to speak, listen, read and write more effectively.

Explore important aspects of vocabulary - decoding words, easily confused words, groups of words and new words - through simple explanations, strategies, progressive activities and revision tasks.

This is the only book available for the Scottish curriculum that includes a dedicated chapter on inclusive language, to show students how their words have the power to make everyone feel accepted and understood.

Vocabulary for Literacy equips pupils with the building blocks for success in exams, coursework and adult life, and facilitates literacy development across the curriculum.

> Understand the essentials. Key concepts that pupils need to remember are introduced in 'explanation' boxes.

> Put theory into practice. 'Building', 'Strengthening' and 'Extending' tasks enable pupils to apply their knowledge and skills, through a mix of solo and group work.

> See the big picture. 'Crossover' boxes make links to prior and future learning, knowledge and skills, encouraging pupils to approach vocabulary holistically.

> Avoid common errors. 'Mistake' boxes contain examples and tips to ensure that pupils get it right in their own speech and writing.

> Check and consolidate. 22 printable A-Z activity sheets (available for free online) can be used in school or at home for revision and extra practice.

"There is a proven link between an improved vocabulary and increased attainment in Scottish schooling."
Rachel Alexander


Rachel Alexander:
|||Jane Cooper has taught in Edinburgh schools for 25 years, and was SQA marker for 15 years. She has written CfE unit assessments and is the author of textbooks on many aspects of CfE English.