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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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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
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 4, 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 4, 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