TEACH: Learning outcomes revisited – Vocabulary


We’re in the process of trying to design an online Learning Outcomes configurator. You’ll be able to select all of these options from drop-down menus and create the learning outcomes you want to embed the literacy and numeracy that your learners need into your own context. Until this is online, here’s the manual version.


  1. Choose a word on the left to frame the kind of learning.
  2. Choose a phrase on the right to add the focus area for literacy.
  3. Add your own specific context.

Any learning outcomes here reference content within the vocabulary progression of the Read to Understand strand of the Learning Progressions.












everyday words

signs and symbols

everyday words including some compound words

everyday words and some less common words

common acronyms and abbreviations

specialised or technical acronyms and abbreviations

general academic words

general academic words and some specialised words

relevant technical jargon and specialised terminology

a knowledge of word families that enables them to increase their reading vocabulary

common words that have more than one meaning

words that have an unfamiliar meaning

words and phrases that have figurative as well as literal meanings

strategies for finding the meanings of unknown words including a knowledge of how to find words in a dictionary and interpret definitions

how word families can be generated based on roots, prefixes and suffixes to extend their vocabulary

in the context of [insert your specific context]

Author: Graeme Smith

Education, technology, design. Also making cool stuff...

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