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Vocabulary Detectives

Vocabulary Detectives

By Lexonik Vocabulary Detectives
Vocabulary Detectives is a show investigating vocabulary and how words mean what they do. Each episode will scrutinise different vocabulary and their morphology, educating us all about the words we use in a fun and informal way.
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Teaching and Learning Vocabulary
In this episode Lisa and Sarah explore how to teach and learn vocabulary, giving a focused classroom method any teacher could use in any classroom. Presented by:  Sarah Ledger and Lisa Parkinson from Lexonik lexonik.co.uk
24:41
March 29, 2022
Pandemic vocabulary
Covid and the pandemic has changed all of our lives forever, including our vocabulary. Join Sarah, Lisa and Anne in an exploration of the vocabulary of the pandemic. Presented by: Sarah Ledger, Lisa Parkinson and Anne Wassell from Lexonik
20:58
January 28, 2022
Confusing Vocabulary
Language isn’t easy! Join Lisa and Anne as they explore annoyingly tricky words and confusing affixes. See how they manage in this episode without Sarah. Presented by: Lisa Parkinson & Anne Wassell from Lexonik
23:28
November 14, 2021
Weather Vocabulary
From JK Rowling to Shakespeare, us Brits love talking about the weather. The detectives explore the words of weather, adding some of their favourites along the way. Presented by:  Sarah Ledger, Lisa Parkinson and Anne Wassell from Lexonik
28:15
October 11, 2021
Using morphology to get you unstuck
The detectives Anne and Lisa take us back through morphemic analysis and explore how to get unstuck with tricky words. The stem spect and dict are investigated. Presented by:  Sarah Ledger, Lisa Parkinson and Anne Wassell from Lexonik.
29:50
October 01, 2021
Special Episode - Reading at Home
Anne and Sarah chat about their experiences as mothers of reading at home and give top tips for making reading and vocabulary developments with our children as easy as possible. Presented by:  Sarah Ledger and Anne Wassell from Lexonik www.lexonik.co.uk
37:09
September 13, 2021
Special Episode - an interview with Philip Morley
In this special episode our resident Vocabulary Detective Sarah chats with Philip Morley, classic master craftsman, contributing author at Fine Wood Workings Magazine and teacher at Austin School of Furniture, along with Katy Parkinson, Founder Director of Lexonik, about his experience of Dyslexia growing up and the impact on his personal and professional life in adulthood. Presented by Sarah Ledger from Lexonik
36:29
August 27, 2021
Vocabulary in the workplace
The Vocabulary Detectives explore the importance of continuing vocabulary exploration into adult life and how it literally could be a matter of life or death. By Sarah Ledger, Lisa Parkinson and Anne Wassell from Lexonik
24:58
July 30, 2021
The Language of Science
Lisa explores with her fellow detectives the vocabulary of science and technology, with 90% having roots in Greek or Latin. by Sarah Ledger, Lisa Parkinson and Anne Wassell from Lexonik
45:14
July 30, 2021
The Power of The Prefix
Anne begins this episode exploring the power of the prefix, focusing words with multiple prefixes and the analysis of antidisestablishmentarianism? By Sarah Ledger, Lisa Parkinson and Anne Wassell from Lexonik
28:01
July 06, 2021
The vocabulary of maths
The vocabulary detectives discuss why explicit vocabulary instruction is essential in any subject area. By Sarah Ledger, Lisa Parkinson and Anne Wassell from Lexonik
25:11
July 06, 2021
Investigating cognates and the word stem ‘man’
Lisa investigates the importance of cognates when developing vocabulary via the word stem ‘man’.  Anne unpicks the difference between words, syllables and affixes whilst Sarah remembers her GCSE French! Presented by:  Sarah Ledger, Lisa Parkinson and Anne Wassell from Lexonik
21:15
May 14, 2021
Special Episode - Adult literacy and prison education with David Breakspear
David Breakspear, prison reform campaigner, speaks with Sarah and Phil about his reading and literacy journey, prison education and why we’re still in an adult literacy crisis.  He’s also put through his morphemic analysis paces. Presented by: Sarah Ledger  Guests:  David Breakspear and Phil Luke
36:47
May 11, 2021
Investigating the word stem ’duc’
Anne takes the detectives on an exploration of the word stem ‘duc’ in this episode, leading to a very competitive word web challenge. Presented by:  Sarah Ledger, Lisa Parkinson and Anne Wassell from Lexonik
21:43
May 04, 2021
Investigating the prefix ‘com’
This week's guest detective, Anne Wassell explores the prefix com, with our resident detectives, plus gives handy tips on how to easily improve vocabulary at home. There’s a cheeky game of Mallet’s Mallet in there too. Presented by:  Sarah Ledger, Lisa Parkinson and Anne Wassell from Lexonik
26:05
May 04, 2021
Investigating the word stem ‘press’
The word stem ‘press’ is investigated in this episode of Vocabulary Detectives as well as a quick fire review of ‘trac’ and ‘greg’ from the previous episodes.  Lisa and Sarah also explore how to make vocabulary instruction and learning habitual as well as a good game of odd one out to finish. Presented by:  Sarah Ledger and Lisa Parkinson from Lexonik
23:57
April 28, 2021
Investigating the word stem ‘trac’ and how to use context clues when reading
In this episode the resident Vocabulary Detectives Sarah and Lisa investigate the word stem ‘trac’ as well as exploring how context clues can help with reading and vocabulary developments. Presented by: Sarah Ledger and Lisa Parkinson from Lexonik
23:07
April 26, 2021
Investigating morphology and the word stem ‘greg’
What is morphology?  Why is it important and how does knowing what the word stem ‘greg’ means open up a world of vocabulary? In this episode Sarah and Lisa investigate these questions and more, concluding in a tricky game of nonsense words. Presented by: Sarah Ledger and Lisa Parkinson from Lexonik
18:31
April 25, 2021