About Language for Living

Language For Living: Vocabulary at the Tip of your Tongue contains a wealth of inspiring resources for the development of vocabulary and spoken language.

Language for Living; Vocabulary at the Tip of your Tongue

Language for Living; Vocabulary at the Tip of your Tongue encourages the application of newly acquired vocabulary to reading and writing activities.

It is packed full of ideas, activities, and lesson guides.

Language for Living is split into two areas:

1. Vocabulary acquisition

2. Oral language development

Each area stretches learners and ensures engagement from the entire class. It is the perfect tool to act as a cross curricular, progressive, whole school programme to help narrow the word gap and, secure strong literacy skills. It works easily alongside any existing English scheme you may be using.

The whole school programme Language for Living: Vocabulary at the Tip of your Tongue, addresses the increasing understanding of the role vocabulary and oral language development has in children’s success, both within school and in their later lives.

Language for Living is a resource that will aid teachers in the narrowing of the ‘word gap’, improve oral language skills and thus literacy and writing.

Each resource box provides hundreds of theme-based words-of -the-day, followed by various activities, tips and games and writing opportunities to enable pupils to practice their new words and carry them over into reading and writing. The resource also provides a yearly scheme of Vocabulary Mats for the whole school in teaching ‘overused vocabulary’, such as ‘said’ and ‘went’ words on a month by month basis. In the same way ‘feelings vocabulary’ is taught monthly, covering overused feelings such as ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ words.

Vocabulary on ‘physical characteristics and appearances’ is also developed and built upon through the three boxes. The aim is that by the time a pupil leaves primary school, by progressing through the three Language for Living boxes, they will have a bank of vocabulary that has been built upon from their early years at school.

Using the other elements of oral language that Language for Living: Tip of the Tongue provides, this new vocabulary is built upon and revised so that pupils retain it. For e.g. Homonym, Synonym and Antonym cards encourage pupils to use their dictionaries when finding new words to complete vocabulary matching games. Debating vocabulary, phrases and expressions are explicitly taught, building upon debating vocabulary from a young age throughout the three Language for Living boxes and developing in the pupils the ability to argue a point of view, express opinions and gain self-confidence and much more.

Have fun, while learning, with Language for Living; Vocabulary at the Tip of your Tongue.

Language for Living; Vocabulary at the Tip of the Tongue box 1 (junior classes/ early or non-readers/ EAL students etc)
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