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An Introduction to Disciplinary Literacy

By Sam Whitaker Lead Practitioner The Telford Park School

As a Lead Practitioner at The Telford Park School, I am leading a working group to focus on embedding disciplinary literacy. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) defines disciplinary literacy as ‘recognising that literacy skills are both general and subject specific, underlining the value of supporting teachers in every subject to teach students how to read, write and communicate effectively in their subjects.’ Focusing on vocabulary and I would like to share a successful methodology that I have been using in the classroom to pre-teach subject specific vocabulary.