F2F: Building vocabulary K-6

Annette Gray

5 hours

NESA accredited

Newtown - Face to Face Course

29 July


This session will be held in Newtown, NSW. Teachers will need to bring their own device. Teachers will be sent materials the week prior and are recommended these are downloaded prior to session.

Not local? Email us to request a session closer to you.


What is the course about?

In this course you will learn how the explicit teaching of vocabulary based on the three tiers model enhances children's ability to decode text, comprehend meaning, and express themselves fluently in written and oral communication. You will explore how vocabulary serves as the foundation of literacy, contributing to phonological awareness, phonics, and comprehension skills.

Participants will learn practical strategies to build vocabulary across grade and stage levels, and how to adapt activities to engage students in developing and utilising a broader range of vocabulary for writing and speaking. Participants will examine research and evidence-based practice on the implications for teaching and learning and learn how to integrate context-based strategies into the new NSW K-6 English syllabus contexts and Australian Curriculum Vs 9.

Why participate?

Participants in this course will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Understand the role of vocabulary in the broader English literacy context, as described in NSW K-6 English syllabus, and the National Literacy Learning Progression (ACARA).
  • Understand the value of explicit teaching of vocabulary based on the three tiers model to all students
  • Become familiar with research of some experts in the field
  • Understand the significance of early vocabulary development, and its impact on all aspects of learning
  • Know how to build vocabulary at grade and stage appropriate levels, and to introduce and develop students’ technical vocabulary  
  • Use knowledge of student achievement to develop a strategic approach to the teaching of vocabulary  
  • Be able to adapt activities which will engage students in developing and using richer and more extensive vocabulary for speaking and writing  

Who should participate?

  • Teachers - Years F - 6
  • Literacy Coordinators 
  • Teacher Librarians 
  • Early-career and Pre-service teachers


Please bring -

  • Digital device/note taking materials
  • NESA Number 


How does it work?

Cancellations without transfer of booking to alternative session received less than five working days before the course will incur a $50 cancellation fee per delegate and $25 for half day courses. For the full list of Terms and Conditions, please visit our page here.


Cost of participation


 PL Subscription




Morning tea and lunch will be provided.



This course is NESA Accredited

Completing this course will provide 5 hours of NESA accredited F2F Professional Learning, addressing standards 2.5.2, and 3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.




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29/07/2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
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