The importance of scaffolding your definitions

In terms of vocabulary that learners (any learners) are presented in any content based mainstream lesson, we can distinguish between content-obligatory and content-compatible vocabulary. 

Content-obligatory vocabulary is the sort of vocabulary necessary to master the objectives and key concepts of a lesson. These words and phrases are directly supportive of

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‘Drawing sentences’

The title relates to something I touched on rather briefly in my 40-minute workshop/session at a recent ResearchED conference in Oxford; something which seems to have generated some interest both at and following the event – on Twitter. 

I hasten to add that what is about to follow can and,

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