Vocabulary Extension Exercises

Targeted resources for teaching vocabulary, based on entertaining extracts from popular texts, including Wind in the Windows, Treasure Island and Oliver Twist. with innovative, engaging tasks.

Developing vocabulary is an often overlooked aspect of English teaching...

...This resource brings the focus nicely back to vocabulary but in context with other skills

N Fleming, Assistant HoD & Peer Reviewer

Each of the 7 extracts has full lesson plans, differentiated activities focussed on learning and using new vocabulary and answers to all activities.

Will improve writing quality

D Redman, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer
  • APP ready, with all activities cross referenced to the Learning Objectives
  • Differentiated, with specially adapted lower ability and G+T worksheets
  • Complete LPs for every resource make this perfect for cover work

What do teachers say about this resource? (4601)

The pack was full of effective, challenging, diverse tasks to extend students' vocabulary based on popular literature. I loved the variety and entertainment value that was integral to the vocabulary tasks. There were basic visual identification tasks as well as activities that contextualised words, making students show their comprenhension of new vocabulary.

F Remington, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

A well-constructed resource... definitely enhances vocabulary... lends itself to better language usage with the modelled paragraphs and sentences... will improve writing quality... the layout was good and user friendly... helps with most of the writing assessment foci, especially WAF – using imaginative vocabulary.

D Redman, English Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A much-needed resource. There are few comprehensive vocabulary focused packs on the market. This is certainly something I would buy... I liked the range of activities and the range of vocabulary covered. It is quite challenging and the learning is re-enforced with different activities to help cement the vocabulary... developing vocabulary is an often overlooked aspect of English teaching... this resource brings the focus nicely back to vocabulary but in context with other skills... Links nicely to Assessment Focus for English for APP.

N Fleming, Assistant HoD & Peer Reviewer

Excellent varied resource with differentiated activities. I like the wordsearches/crosswords/cloze to consolidate language.

I liked the activities related to the novels with various language/vocabulary extension lessons related to each one. Key words and particular language in the passages to pick out and learn, is particularly good as the new words are contextual.

S&S Fallon, Teacher and Peer Reviewer